Is there anything as refreshing as a blank slate, a new start? New Years goals for the whole family this time around and it was a delight to think about them for each of us. We based our goals on the new program our church is using for children and youth which suggests a minimum of four goals a year- one in each of the following areas: spiritual, physical, intellectual, and social. There is something strangely vulnerable about letting your kids in on what you're working towards. Having to write down my goals AND draw a picture so they would understand and then having tiny people checking up on me occasionally brings a whole new level to accountability.