My Star Word for this year is “Encourage”. The internet says “encourage” means to give support, confidence or hope to someone.
Here are my intentions for 2020.
- Continue to eat real food, and, hopefully, lose about 15 more pounds this year.
- Minimize chocolate, including mochas.
- Be sure to get 25 grams of fiber every day.
- Continue to work with my personal trainer for strength, balance, and endurance.
- Schedule three sessions a week.
- Work on core strength and balance by myself between times.
- Notice and report any unexpected physical changes (rashes, bumps, etc.) to my doctor.
- Remember that excessive encouragement can be nagging.
- Say it with a smile.
- Don’t belabor the point.
- Continue to post “Five Things that Made Me Happy Today” every day on my blog.
- Notice encouragement from other people.
- Notice encouragement from the Universe.
- Expand my leisure reading. Read 50 books this year (not just “fluff”).
- The Testaments by Margaret Atwood – reading
- Keep up with the national news daily without obsessing over it.
- Listen to NPR
- Watch Rachel Maddow
- Participate in Creative Writing classes here at Franke Tobey Jones.
- Work on my on-going story about my childhood.
- Keep writing Midrash poetry when the opportunity presents itself.
- Attend Brain Training when it is offered by Senior University.
- Participate in Great Decisions here at Franke Tobey Jones.
- Continue to participate in weekly Bible study, and weekly Worship.
- Participate in Interfaith Dialogue.
- Continue with General Assembly Nominating Committee.
- Tend the relationships I have at Franke Tobey Jones.
- Wellness Center
- Gazebo Group
- Tend the relationships I have at Bethany Presbyterian Church.
- Bible Study
- Interfaith Dialogue
- Participate in Town Halls and face-to-face meetings with elected officials.
- Work with Bethany on becoming an Earth Care Congregation.
- Support the Southern Poverty Law Center, the American Civil Liberties Union, and MoveOn.
- Support the election of officials who are champions for Social Justice issues.
- Climate action
- Racial justice
- Health Care Availability
- Wealth Inequality