The practice of making New Year's resolutions is rooted in a nearly 4,000 year old tradition. The ancient Babylonians would mark their new year by making promises to their gods. If these promises were kept, their gods would bestow upon them good fortune
throughout the year. Now, facing the end of another year and marking the turning of the decade, many of us look at the new year as an opportunity for a fresh start, a blank slate, leaving the old behind and facing the new with open arms. While New Years Day may be just another day to some, to many, it is a solid turning point for establishing goals and boundaries for the next 365 days. Not necessarily changing who we are, but reaching for new heights of personal growth.
Because of the personal connection each of the staff at Rejuvenations is allowed to make with each of our guests, we find ourselves deeply immersed in their lives. The ups, the downs, the endings, and, now, the beginnings.
We reached out to some of our guests to discover their new years goals and resolutions.
"My goal for 2020 is to simply maintain. 2019 was a year of chaos, growth, clarity, and self-
realization. For 2020, I want to maintain my healthy relationships and my small circle of trusted people. I want my kids to see there shouldn’t be pressure to constantly improve, and sometimes maintenance is the most important component to be happy. Growth is great in small dosages, but there’s relief and a sense content when you’ve become comfortable enough to just be still and live." - Jessica Gabel
"My goals for 2020 are to stay out of debt, lose 50 pounds, to spend more time living instead of trying to make a living, and to spend more time loving family and friends. My New Year's Resolutions are to spend more time with God, be a better man, be a blessing to others, and to spend more time listening." - Mike McCallister
"My New Year's resolution is to be so busy loving my life that I have no time for hate, regret, fear, disappointment, worry, anxiety or hostility. To make sure that people in my life know how I feel about them; people need to know they’re loved!" - Kelly Brown
"2019 was a year of forgiveness and release. Forgiveness of others and of myself. Over this past year, I have grown spiritually, physically, and emotionally. 2020 will be a year of growth...growth in MY life as God has planned. I have big goals for abundance, giving, and even bigger goals in my health on the powerlifting platform! May 2020 is my first meet since my motorcycle wreck, and I’m so excited! I rise each day, giving thanks, and cherishing what the day gives me. I’ve learned to love myself and give love others even harder. I look forward 2020 - not only as a blessing that I’m still here, but that I’m living life, loving with all my heart, and growing in Him." - Rachel Gardner
"My goals for 2020 are to sell a house, remodel a rental, create a better work/life balance, make new friends and make time for a special someone, buy a new rope horse and horse trailer, generate new business ideas while reaching high financial goals and spending less. In that order. It's more of a to-do list, because it will happen. I'm ambitious, but I always reach high. You might not end up as high as you reach, but if you reach low, you'll only end up beneath where you want to be." - Grant Davidson
Sometimes, in the chaos of the day, each of us at Rejuvenations can lose sight of the real reason behind why we do what we do. In the madness of maintaining schedules, running a tight ship, fulfilling order lists and supporting each other, the truth of who we are is lost in the shuffle. And then this. We are so eloquently reminded of the honor it is to give each and every guests exactly what they need in any given moment. We are so blessed to be able to serve people who honor who they are at their own cores. We wish each of you a blessed and happy 2020.