Monday, December 28, 2009

Getting Ready...

With the launch of my new year's challenge, "365 Days of Celebration," just a few days away, I'm planning out the month of January. Taking my cue from, here is a list of the random holidays I'll be helping my family celebrate in January. I look forward to seeing how I can turn these into fun, memory-building, and even educational celebrations, and invite anyone reading this to join me in this adventure:

1 New Year's Day
2 Run up the Flagpole and See if Anyone Salutes Day
3 Festival of Sleep Day
4 Trivia Day
5 National Bird Day
6 Bean Day
7 Old Rock Day
8 Bubble Bath Day
9 Play God Day
10 Peculiar People Day
11 Step in a Puddle and Splash Your Friends Day
12 National Pharmacist Day
13 Make Your Dream Come True Day
14 Dress Up Your Pet Day
15 National Hat Day
16 National Nothing Day
17 Ditch New Years Resolutions Day
18 Winnie the Pooh Day
19 National Popcorn Day
20 Penguin Awareness Day
21 National Hugging Day
22 National Blonde Brownie Day
23 Measure Your Feet Day
24 Compliment Day
25 Opposite Day
26 Spouse's Day
27 Chocolate Cake Day
28 National Kazoo Day
29 National Puzzle Day
30 National Inane Answering Message Day
31 Inspire Your Heart with Art Day

Monday, December 21, 2009

Countdown to the New Year...

I've been remiss at posting in quite a while. Life it seems got in the way, what with an active toddler to care for, a house to maintain, a husband to love and support and a part time job to hold down. The busy-ness of life actually got in the way, and over the past few months I feel like I've forgotten to live. So, I'm heading into the new year with a renewed passion to celebrate life. To live every day as if it were my last. To cherish and enjoy each moment. And to remember that there is a higher purpose than just diapers, dishes and dental appointments.

My goal:
To celebrate each day and create memories with my family; and ultimately to renew my desire to rise above the mundane of every day and live the life God has given me with passion.

My commitments:
1. With the "random holiday calendar" as my guide, I will find creative ways to make each day a special day for my family and those around me.
2. With a nod to the movie "Julie & Julia" which, in part, inspired the idea, I will blog about my experiences each day for the 2010 year.
3. And with an express desire to make this more than just a "frivolous, let's have some fun" adventure, I will find ways not only to celebrate life but also to give life purpose and point those around me to Him.

So as I make my plans and gear up to start my 2010 adventure, I invite you --random reader who has found my blog -- to join me. Let me know you are reading this, and participate with me in this adventure!