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This week two of my fellow bloggers... Wayne at Touristic and Carrie at The Slow-Dripped Life have written awesome posts for Monday Listicles on the topic of "Ten Things You Have No Intention of Changing in 2013".  It inspired me to attempt a list of my own (in no particular order).

This Year I Will Continue To...
  1. Make my husband and our relationship the number one priority in my life.
  2. Believe that life can't be all work and no play, making time for fun together.
  3. Dress for common sense and comfort regardless of what fashion dictates.
  4. Live a simple lifestyle within our means and budget, avoiding the acquisition trap.
  5. Strive to focus on me, my attitude and self-improvement rather than trying to change others to suit me.
  6. Believe that open, honest communication is the only way to maintain relationships with friends, coworkers, and partners.
  7. Practice random acts of kindness and encouragement whenever and wherever opportunities present themselves.
  8. Speak out against narrow-mindedness, bigotry and hate.
  9. Believe that God is good and knows what is best for me and my life.
  10. Write, write, write! :-)

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  1. I'm still working on my resolution from five years ago. LEARN TO LIKE LIQUOR. And I still hate the taste!

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    1. LOL Lotta Joy, you always have an interesting take on things! Might I suggest Wild Turkey American Honey... the smoothest, best-tasting alcoholic beverage I've ever found... I love it ice cold and straight up! :-)

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  2. These are perfect! Love it!

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    1. Thanks Carrie, an off-the-top-of-my-head list but absolutely the way I try to approach life.

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  3. this could be my list, too! love your #1 and the random acts of kindness especially.

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    1. Awesome Judy, I think for the most part they are universally good things to work on. For me, it is a measure of being on the right track! 1,7, and 9 probably rank highest for me, with 10 following very close behind. :-)

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  4. I don't even need to write a list, I could say yes to every single item on your list as if I wrote them myself. Numbers 6, 9 and 10 resonate the strongest :-)

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    1. Number six is super-important to me too, Fi. It is nearly impossible to maintain good relationships with people who can't/won't communicate openly.

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  5. I like 'your way'. it's so becoming on you!

    and... I didn't take the challenge of 'the song in my head'... but I'm thinking on it! :)

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    1. Thanks Louise... I am, and will always be a work in progress, but I do like these parts of me, they form the core of what I am about.

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  6. I admire your core and your list...might as well add my name to jumping on the band wagon. Although I have to admit from all the things you have written and I have read you are pretty much accomplished in these things Josie, God Bless, may He keep you and yours safe in your journeys. ((xx))

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    1. Thank you for such sweet words and the blessing, Len, but I would hardly qualify as accomplished in any of these areas. As we know, it is so much easier to say and write the words than it is to live them! I am a work in progress and I am happy to be journeying in this direction, they are things I strongly believe in!

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  7. this is great Josie. Love your list.

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    1. Thanks Robin, this is who I try to be, somedays I do better, some not as good, but always this is what I strive for. It sounds easy, but isn't always. Still, I've come a long way from the person I was years ago!

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  8. I'm so with you on #3! Even when I splurge and buy cute boots, they have to be comfortable (which usually means low and rubber soles).

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    1. Awesome Stacie! Comfortable doesn't have to mean ugly, it just means an unwillingness to be forced into something that doesn't suit us or our body type. No matter what the magazines say, layers of fabric stretched tightly over fat rolls and protruding muffin tops just isnt' all that cute to my way of thinking, nor is the cute little thing on four inch spike heels that look hot, but she can't walk in them so she hobbles down the hallways all day, driving everyone nuts with the "click, click, click". I'm all for easy, non-constraining living.

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  9. These are great, I love #4. Wish we all lived life like that!

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    1. I have found that a focus on aquiring more has diminished more and more each year for me, Stasha. We all have so much... way too much. It clutters our lives and becomes more burden than benefit. I am slowly working my way thru years of accumulated stuff to simply it so that I have what I need, and of course things I enjoy, but not closets and drawers full of things that I rarely if ever even glance at much less use. I remember the joy of fitting all my most important belongings in a backpack at one time. I'm not sure that wasn't the ideal way to live! :-)

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