January 01, 2012

Living The Abundant Life~2012

I have been challenged to undertake a quest, of sorts, for an "abundant life"~ filled with success, goodness, and blessings.  Just like learning to read, I am going to start with some ABC's  to achieve that goal this year.
A~ Have a postive Attitude.  
Friends, this is something I have got to work especially hard on!!!  It doesn't come naturally to me and it has to be on the forefront of my mind at all times to make it happen.  "So much on life depends on our attitude.  The way we choose to see things and respond to others makes all the difference". -Thomas S. Monson

B~ Believe in myself and those around me and in the principles I have been taught by my parents. 
Everyday can bring an onslaught of things that can ultimaltly make you feel inadequate.  I need to remember not to limit myslef and not let others convince me that I am limited in what I can do.

C~ Face challenges with Courage.
I love this quote.  "Courage becomes a worthwhile and meaningful virtue when it is regarded not so much as a willingness to die manfully but as a determination to live decently".-Thomas S. Monson
It is noble to be courageous in times of death but, it takes just as much courage to live a virtuous life that is full of honesty, and morality, and to stand up to something you think is wrong in the world.  Challenges will come this year in many forms but I can have courage in myself and faith in the Lord.

I have many goals this year.  That's what I do, make goals.  Small everyday ones and big ones for the year.  I have high expecations for myself (this could be a downfall) and chanllenge myself to rise to the occassion.  I hope to achieve some of these goals and find and abundance in life by starting with the ABC's.  

I hope everyone had a funfilled and safe New Year holiday.  I can't wait to see what another year of blogging brings.  Take Care:)

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basketsnprims said...

What a wonderful post, Steph! Thanks for sharing and have a very joyful and blessed New Year.

Sheila said...

Great post Steph!
Happy New Year~

Tammy ~ A Primitive Place said...

Wonderful post, Steph!!
Thanks for sharing your goals for the new year.

Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives said...

Hi, Steph - I'm proud of you and I admire your resolve and courage. I will try to remember these
ABC's myself to stay on course this year.

Angie Berry said...

That's wonderful Steph! Sounds simple enough, right? But why do we let everyday life interfere with it? Well I do anyway. I get so busy doing the mundane everyday things, that I forget these things. But even in the mundane, I can have a good attitude, believe what I am doing does matter, and have courage to not let the mundane overtake my attitude. Wow, good stuff Steph! Makes me think too much though, lol!!

annie said...

You go, I'm on your side. I can't wait to see how great you do this year! This was a very inspiring post! You can achieve your dream! Happy New Year!

Tolentreasures said...

Good for you! Great goals to have! Wishing you a Happy New Year!


Gettysburg Homestead said...

Great post!!! I too have high expectations of myself and find that I stumble at times and have to find the courage to try again.

Good luck to you :)

bettyj said...

Steph what a good attitude for the new year. I enjoyed this post. Happy blogging this year.

Hillcresthome Prims said...

Steph, I love the A,B, C and what you wrote and you are a sweetie and I know that yiu will make your goals because you are already there, just my thought!

Here is my email addy you asked for! Have a great day sweetie.


Prim Hugs and Blessings,
Tricia XO

Mom and Dad Bean said...

You are an inspiration to those who love you!

TheCrankyCrow said...

Very insightful post Steph....Somehow I know you will be very successful - and be abundantly blessed with everything you seek in 2012....Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin