Riverside Resort, Richmond, MN

Riverside Resort, Richmond, MN

18 ways to make 2018 better than 2017

“Praise the Lord. Sing to the Lord a new song, his praise in the assembly of the saints.” – Psalm 149:1


Happy New Year!!! It is so hard to believe that another year has come and gone. 2017 was a great year for our family, but we definitely had our struggles also. It is so important for us to reflect on the past year and give thanks to God for all of it. We thank God for the joys as well as the trials because we know that through the trials God makes us more like Him. As you read through this list, choose the areas in which you feel you most need to improve. Take some intentional steps to work on these things and see how your attitude and actions change in those particular areas.

Improve your Relationship with God (#1-4):

  • Spend time each day in prayer
  • Read the Bible daily (there are some great reading plans at bible.com)
  • Memorize Scripture
  • Attend a church or a small group Bible study regularly

Improve your Relationship with your family (#5-8):

  • Vacation at Riverside Resort!!! 🙂 (Make a reservation today)
  • Set aside one night a month for family game night 
  • Keep work at work so that you can be fully present at home
  • Get a pet and work together to care for it

Make better choices for yourself (#9-13):

  • Exercise 3 or more times per week
  • Find time to read a book
  • Take up a new hobby
  • Make a budget and stick to it (not sure where to start? Here is one budget option)
  • Smile more…be intentional

Take time for others (#14-18):

  • Invite people over for dinner
  • Surprise someone with a plate of cookies
  • Offer to watch a friend’s kid(s) for the evening
  • Volunteer at a homeless shelter
  • Be selfless (think about others before yourself)