I’m not much into New Year’s resolutions anymore. No big surprise, especially since I have never been successful when it comes to keeping resolutions. And apparently, I am not alone in this.

Instead, this year, I’ve created a list of encouragements that I want to practice throughout the year. Each month I am choosing three from the list to focus on that will help me invest in both myself and others. I’m sharing my list:

  • Listen for God’s voice
  • Be generous
  • Organize and simplify
  • Reconnect with family
  • Practice hospitality
  • Be content
  • Show respect
  • Pay it forward
  • Teach someone and learn something
  • Explore new places
  • Practice gratitude
  • Give of time, talent and treasure

I’m hopeful that I can continue to add to this list in the years to come. Feel free to share any encouragements that are on your list!