Only two days until the New Year begins.
Are you ready?
I would like to suggest that today is the days to begin thinking seriously about your resolutions, intentions and big picture goals for 2012.
- Write down your top three.
- Make sure they are goals and not measures of success.
- How will you hold yourself accountable? Who is your buddy?
Another idea for this new beginning is to set out some ways that you will support family members, close friends and co-workers in the new year. Resolutions and intentions will not only benefit you.
I think that this is the year I need to step back and really start treating my 16 year old son like a man. It is time for me to start showing him more respect. The transition from demanding mother to a “loving female role model” in his life is going to be one of my intentions for 2012. I think it will probably scare him.
There was a wonderful scene from the sitcom Modern Family that was posted on youtube recently. At a party in their home, the wife was making fun of her husbands inability to provide her with a new dishwasher and everyone was laughing. The situation was a classic example of disrespectful behavior between husband and wife.
Research has concluded that;
a man would rather me respected than loved.
A woman would rather be loved than respected.
Let me know when you want to discuss this!
At the end of the scene the husband pulls a brand new dishwasher out of a hiding place with a Christmas bow wrapped around it. Wow! Dead silence. Awkward silence.
How can your resolutions and intentions benefit the whole world in 2012?