by Gina Welborn
As I was looking for our Current Events header, I came across a new drawing my 8-yr-old daughter created over the Christmas break. Notice the words she wrote . . .
What a way to view the world! Well, that got me thinking about New Year's Resolutions. See, I've never been good at making or keeping or achieveing them. Maybe that's because I always came up with overly hard resolutions. So as we were eating family dinner last night, I suggested instead of coming up with resolutions, we ought to make a 2012 bucket list. We could call these . . .
Bucketalutions or Resolucket List
My oldest son then said, "Mom, normal people call them goals."
(fill your name here)'s Top Fifteen Goals for 2012
1. What old or new movie do you vow to see this year?
2. Old or new novel to read?
3. Old or new non-fiction?
4. New recipe to cook (or try to cook)?
5. New food to taste?
6. Historic landmark in your state to visit?
7. US city to visit?
8. Video game (or app game) to play/beat?
9. Song to listen to backward (or lyrics to learn)?
10. World record to attempt?
11. Hobby to try?
12. College class to take?
13. Scripture verse to memorize?
14. Person to meet/visit/defriend?
15. Person's salvation to pray for?
2012 is a Leap Year. You, me, we get one extra day to make this year the best ever. Even if you are overwhelmed with answering those 15 Goals, what are you going to do to with that extra day we've been given?
Hopefully the 15 Questions I listed can lead you to the answer.
Welcome to the neoness of 2012!
To God be the Glory in all we say and do and live no matter how many or few days we're given.
Years—okay, eons—ago, Gina Welborn worked in news radio scripting copy until she realized how depressing human tragedy was, so she took up writing romances and now only thinks “It is time for a dead body?” when she’s at a lull in her newest manuscript. This Oklahoma-raised girl now lives in Richmond, Virginia with her youth-pastor husband, their five Okie-Hokie children, and a Sharpador Retriever who doesn’t retrieve much of anything (but he can sit really well). Her first novella, “Sugarplum Hearts,” part of the HIGHLAND CROSSINGS anthology, will be released by Barbour in February 2012. Her second novella, “All Ye Faithful,” in A CASCADES CHRISTMAS release later in 2012.