Sunday, January 30, 2011

Never too late for a Resolution

I have a confession.  I am completely unorganized right now.  If you know me at all, then you know that this little fact is driving me absolutely up the wall.  To my left I have 3 boxes that need to be put into storage, to my front, I have wedding stuff just waiting to be filed away, to my right I have a dishwasher that needs to be unloaded and reloaded....and behind the door, I have a closet that isn't color coded.  Yes, I am having a panic moment.

However, I have decided to make a resolution (and it can't be called a New Year's resolution because it's pretty much already February).  I am going to focus more on being organized, but also on not sweating the small stuff--also something that is VERY hard for me.

In other news, Konstantin and I have begun to read "The Total Money Makeover" by Dave Ramsey. 

My Aunt and Uncle recommended it to us as newlyweds, and we are looking forward to learning how to best use our money in a way that is beneficial to our marriage but also glorifying to the Lord.  I have heard wonderful things about Dave Ramsey and I will continue to keep you updated as to what we learn from the book and ultimately what we think once we're through it.

Another resolution I have made to myself is to try to do at least one thing a day to bless my husband.  You wives might be thinking "why in the world would you want to do more than you already do? Don't we already bless our husbands?" 
The answer is, Yes.  We already do bless our husbands, but this challenge is about taking that extra step to go above and beyond the normal.  My parents always told me that marriage isn't about 50/50, it's about 100/100.  My challenge to you for the next month would be to take that 100% and do 110% this month.  Be proactive about blessing your spouse--even if it's something small like writing a note to leave in their lunch.  I really believe that it is those small things, that little "extra" step that can make all the difference.


So there you have it.  My 3 not so New Years resolutions.  I challenge you to do the same--pick 3 things you want to really work on for the month of February.  Feel free to post them in the comments section, and we can work through our resolutions together!

1 comment:

  1. Love all your resolutions--I wrote a similar post a few weeks ago! You will love Dave Ramsey's book...it seems extreme at times, but it's so exciting to get out of debt and be able to be more free to spend our money in ways that can give the glory to God like you said :) My favorite part is the "snowball effect"...when you get to that part of the book, let me know and we can chat :)

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