New Year’s Thoughts

NINE REQUISITES FOR CONTENTED LIVING:
Health enough to make work a pleasure.
Wealth enough to support your needs.
Strength to battle with difficulties and overcome them.
Grace enough to confess your sins and forsake them.
Patience enough to toil until some good is accomplished.
Charity enough to see some good in your neighbor.
Love enough to move you to be useful and helpful to others.
Faith enough to make real the things of God.
Hope enough to remove all anxious fears concerning the future.
~Goethe

I have a dear friend who shared this with the world on her Facebook page.  What a lovely sentiment.  And here is my New Year’s sentiments from 2009:

I hope this is the year you are “good enough”

I hope this is the year you have more joy than ever before.

I hope this is the year you investigate your faith and find a faithful community to join and pray with.

I hope this is the year you have the cleaner, more organized home that you have always wanted.

I hope this is the year you fall in love with your spouse again and again.

I hope this is the year you will enjoy your children and have fun with them.

I hope this is the year you will learn some new skills and enjoy the process.

I hope this is the year you will start telling stories to your kids instead of reading them all.

I hope this is the year you are outside and active as a family in all seasons.

I hope this is the year you sing to your children and teach them singing games.

I hope this is the year you draw closer to your own family; your own parents and siblings.

I  hope this is the year you spend time with the friends you hold dearest.

I hope this is the year you take a vacation, no matter how short and close to home.

I hope this is the year you start a garden.

I hope this is the year you set the tone in your home and become the Queen of Your Home and Family that you  really are.

I hope this is the year that you decide you can set the rhythm of your home and be an a loving, kind authority for your children.

I hope this is the year you will be the most gentle parent you can be.

I hope this is the year you forgive yourself.

I hope this is the year you become healthier by exercising and eating healthy foods.

I hope this is the year for all your dreams to come  true.

In 2014, I am committed to encourage and inspire you to do all of the above.  Thank you for reading my words and for all the gifts you bring here and  to your own families.

In Joy, and Happy New Year!

Love,

Carrie

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10 thoughts on “New Year’s Thoughts

  1. Carrie, you’ve been a big influence on how I parent my son and have given me a lot of strength to (try to be!) patient during difficult moments.Look forward to your thoughts in 2014 and reflecting on a number of your posts as I think about what path our family will walk in the coming year. Thank you!

  2. Thank you Carrie for your New Year Wishes, continuing daily inspiration and the love that you send around the world to women, families and homeschoolers.
    Happy New Year to you and your family, love Melodie

  3. Thank you for the lovely New Years wishes and the words of wisdom you share continuously! A very Happy New Year to you and yours!
    Jane

  4. Thank you so much for your lovely thoughts. You have been a guide to me to parent my son. I have stumbled often and still do…, then I think of you and vow to get better…putting baby steps. Bless you.

  5. Thank you for sharing your inspiring thoughts and I feel blessed to see your offer of commitment to light a path for growth. I hope that many blessings flow back to you on your journey as well.

  6. I loved this post. I want all of this in my life and I’m working towards it.
    El post es muy inspirador y me llegó al corazón.
    Gracias. Thanks.
    Jessica

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