5 Things To Ask Yourself When Setting A New Year's Resolution

5 Things To Ask Yourself When Setting A New Year's Resolution

If you're choosing to commit to something, make sure it's worth it.

With a new year comes new goals. There's nothing wrong with wanting to be a better person, wanting to live a meaningful life and wanting to make positive changed, but there's a fine line between positive change and superficial self-destruction. When setting a New Year's Resolution, it's important to ask yourself these five questions.

1. Will this make me a better person?

Not "will this make me look better?" or "will this make other people think I'm better?" but will it truly make you a better person? Will it make your spirit softer? Your heart kinder? Will it help you connect with others and motivate you to make positive changes in your life daily?

2. How will this affect my life?

It's easy to set goals that motivate us to get things done and to finally check the things off your list that you've been putting off, but if you're deciding to make a change in your life, it's important to ask yourself how this change is going to impact your life in the long run. Will you view this goal next New Year's with peace, knowing you did something good?

3. How will this affect other people's lives?

If your resolution is so self-directed that you lose sight of those around you, it might be a good idea to rethink it. At the end of the day, the people around us and the relationships we have are the most important thing. If your number one goal this year isn't going to help someone else in some way, it's probably not the best goal.

4. Is this a superficial goal?

Why is your resolution what it is? Is it to gain the approval of another person? Is it because you think if you look different in some way you might be happier? The truth is, you won't. Unless you get to the real heart issues, nothing you do on the outside will cause any real change. What's the point of looking perfect if your life doesn't have enough meaning in it to show up for the people around you as you really are?

5. Does it really matter?

A year from now, when you look back on this goal, will you be happy with the changes you've made? Will you have enhanced your life and learned to find joy in the things around you? Will you have loved the people in your life the way you needed to love them? Were you the person you wanted to be?

A year is a long time. If you are choosing to commit to something, make sure it's worth it.

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10 Bible Verses For Thanksgiving

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The Thanksgiving season is a time we spend with our loved ones giving thanks for the blessings we are given. Here are 20 Bible verses that remind us of what Thanksgiving is all about:

1) 1 Chronicles 16:34

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.

2) Colossians 3:15-17

And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

3) Philippians 4:6

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.

4) Psalm 30:12

That my glory may sing your praise and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give thanks to you forever!

5) Isaiah 12:4-5

And you will say in that day: “Give thanks to the Lord, call upon his name, make known his deeds among the peoples, proclaim that his name is exalted. “Sing praises to the Lord, for he has done gloriously; let this be made known in all the earth.

6) Hebrews 12:28-29

Therefore, since we receive a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us show gratitude, by which we may offer to God an acceptable service with reverence and awe; for our God is a consuming fire.

7) Jonah 2:9

But I will sacrifice to You With the voice of thanksgiving. That which I have vowed I will pay Salvation is from the Lord."

8) 1 Timothy 4:4-5

For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected, if it is received with gratitude; for it is sanctified by means of the word of God and prayer.

9) Psalm 28:7

The Lord is my strength and my shield; My heart trusts in Him, and I am helped; Therefore my heart exults, And with my song I shall thank Him.

10) Psalm 100:4

Enter His gates with thanksgiving, And His courts with praise. Give thanks to Him; bless His name.

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5 Horrific Halloween Costumes That Will Earn You Screams Sweeter Than Candy

The spooky month has finally arrived.


The month of Halloween has arrived! The night that allows fun for all ages including grownups to get dressed in their scary or cute costume, knock on doors, get candy and eventually, eat the candy. On of the downsides I guess you can say are the horrific costumes you see every year. Well guess what; you are bound to see them again on Halloween. Here are a list of 5 terrifying costumes that you will see this Halloween.

1. The Clown From IT

I saw this costume last year when I was going trick-or-treating in my neighborhood. IT's the scariest thing I've ever seen. (Get it... IT the movie… or is it just me?)

2. The Nun

Okay, NUN too happy. NUN for the hills.

3. Bloody MARY

Every time I see someone wearing that costume, I swear I run as far as possible from that person. Also there's apparently a drink named after Bloody Mary.

4. Ghost Faces

I see this almost every year since this mask is pretty common. All children and adults love the idea to dress up as a serial killer every Halloween. But the mask still looks pretty creepy to me.

5. Weapons Involved

I know the weapon is probably fake, but who knows. This person could plan on hunting you down on this special night.

As a kid, I never wore Halloween costumes that were this terrifying because I absolutely hated scary costumes. However, every year, my cousin would dress up as a bloody skull and try to scare my brother and me off! Now that I am older, I genuinely miss that time when he used to scare us. Nowadays, on Halloween, I am left to do multiple assignments and study for tests for the upcoming day.

Nevertheless, I hope everyone has a great Halloween night full of candy and fun scares!

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