Wednesday, January 1, 2014

31 Days: New Year, Renewed You

I know most bloggers who attempt a 31 days series do it during the month of October. Well, October isn't a good month for my life schedule. Plus, I march to the beat of my own drummer. So, I am embarking on a 31 days series this month, in this new year.

The popular premise is that a new year brings a fresh start. Which is why people make New Year's Resolutions.

But, resolutions often don't stick. Good intentions made the first of January have often petered out by the first of February.

My goal with this series is to introduce small changes into your life that will make it fuller and happier on a daily basis.

Jesus said in John 10:10, "I have come that they might have life, and have it to the full." (abundantly)

I think full and happy lives start with  the JOY formula. Jesus-Others-You. When these three categories are in the right order, you will have joy. When you are investing in all three things, you will be living life to the full.

Some of my posts will deal with our relationship with Jesus Christ. Some will deal with how to invest in and serve others. Some will deal with investing in ourselves. Taking time for those things that are purely for our own personal enjoyment and betterment. They will all be (relatively) short posts that center on an action you can take today. For a fuller life today.

Please join me on this journey of Joy. Make this year your year of renewal. Full life. Happy life.

I will update this list day by day to include topics and links...
1-Introduction to 31 Days-New Year: Renewed You
2-First Things First
3-Life is Lived in Hours
4-The Crucial Conversation
5-Read a Book (includes 11 of my favorite reads from 2013)
6-Paint Your Wagon
7-It's on the List
8-Walk the Walk
9-Saving for a Rainy Day
10-Practice Makes Perfect
11-The 2 Bag Purge
12-Blessed to Give
13-Be Thankful
14- Write a Thank You Note
15-Expand Your Horizons
17-Buy Fresh Flowers
18-Turn up the Tunes
19-Play a Game
20-You Made Your Bed
22-Just Say NO
23- Let Your Lights Shine
24- Do the Dreaded Task 
25-Random Act of Kindness
26-Day of Rest
27-Poetic Justice
28-Plan a Party
29-Breath of Fresh Air
30-Cut It Out
31-I Hope You Dance