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20 Prayers & Wishes For 2017



  1. Love with my entire core, organs, and soul ( even people who irritate me wildly. Wow, that’s hard)


  1. Learn abundantly ( from everybody  I encounter )


  1. Talk less—Listen more   ( ahhh, that’s the rub )


  1. Give without expecting anything in return


  1. Begin my devotional without quitting halfway thru


  1. Read more books with substance & depth &  significance


  1. Do something every single day that scares me


  1. Publish more work ( even if I think it’s shitty )


  1. Concentrate on the positive-positive-positive ( that means LESS pity parties, Kim )


  1. Meet some of the bloggers out there who inspire me face to face, eye to eye, word to word ( you all know who you are )


  1. Interview Lady Gaga ( I’ve been trying to get her on the phone for years, man. If you know her, please give her my phone number. )


  1. Stand up for others. Speak up for others. Scream out against indifference, hate, and what is wrong. Always. Forever. Until my last breath.


  1. Travel with my entire, huge, loud, outspoken Italian family to California in April (yeah, that’s where I get it from) Love them all SOooooooooooo massively


  1. Utilize my sixth sense regularly


  1. To be STILL & KNOW that God is God ( sometimes, I need to stop and just be silent )


  1. Where do you want me God? Lead me, guide me, direct me, SHOW ME. Pleeeease.


  1. Become who I was meant to become


  1. Take a road trip with Deb Sauter!


  1. Honor my sister in larger ways


20   Change the world ( somebody once said to me, “I’m not here to change the world.”


I said,   “I Am!”)


—–Dear, darlings, how about you?  What are some of your prayer, hopes, wishes for 2017?


HAPPY 2017!   Xxx Love & Kisses from Minnesota.

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  • Reply
    Elephant's Child
    December 31, 2016 at 2:26 pm

    Heartfelt hugs and oceans of caring.
    Love your list.
    I hope to make the world (or a tiny corner of it) a better place.

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    nan @ lbddiaries
    December 31, 2016 at 4:35 pm

    Walk in my calling in a bolder way.
    Sing, sing, sing – make a CD alone and with friends who love Big Band and Swing standards! And a worship one.
    Being accepting invitations to speak, motivational and ministry. Help women find their inner boldness no matter what they’ve been though.
    Continue to lose the rest of the weight until finished!
    Never give up, never surrender!

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    nan @ lbddiaries
    December 31, 2016 at 4:36 pm

    BEGIN not being – duh. And I also agree – continue finding devotionals that don’t put me to sleep before I finish (hey, I write one, duh).

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      My Inner Chick
      January 1, 2017 at 8:04 am

      Xx which devotions do you do? My girlfriend bought me Joyce Myers! xx

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        Nan Loyd
        February 7, 2017 at 10:03 am – I’m still transferring the older ones from my former website.

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    lisa thomson
    December 31, 2016 at 6:03 pm

    Oh, Kim you’re doing so many of these things already. I love #20 so much! That is soooooo YOU. Fantastic list and #10 is one of mine as well. It would be amazing to meet you!! Let me know what conference, where, when. I want to be there, too. Love you. xoxo

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      My Inner Chick
      January 1, 2017 at 8:05 am

      Me, too, Lisa!!
      Can you imagine drinking some wine and talking about life?!
      Love you more. x

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    Anna Johnston
    January 1, 2017 at 12:35 am

    You humble me girl. All of these things either sound amazing and fun or nudged me in a way I suspect meant “did you hear that Anna?” lol
    Yep, stepping up and out is my big motto for 2017. Look out world, here I come.

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      My Inner Chick
      January 1, 2017 at 8:06 am

      Lookin’ out for you, girl! xxx

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    Angie@Angie's Recipes
    January 1, 2017 at 3:34 am

    Such a cool list!
    Happy New Year, Kim.

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    Balroop Singh
    January 1, 2017 at 11:40 am

    Wonderful list! Ya!! Change the world…loved that! Wishing you a Happy and healthy 2017 dear friend. May all these wishes and prayers come true! 🙂

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    Chris Carter
    January 1, 2017 at 12:28 pm

    LOVE LOVE LOVE EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THESE!!! And I absolutely 100% believe you will pursue them all with WILD ABANDON.

    Oh, how I adore you!!!

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      My Inner Chick
      January 1, 2017 at 12:58 pm

      …And I adore you.
      Perhaps, we will meet one day for wine and deep conversation! xxxxxx

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    January 1, 2017 at 1:04 pm

    Love this blog Kim, I can’t pick out a best one, they are all so good.

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      My Inner Chick
      January 1, 2017 at 2:57 pm

      Love you, Daddy MORE than you will ever know! xxxxxxxxxx

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    Kim Gagnon
    January 1, 2017 at 1:28 pm

    Love you Kimmy!!!!!!!!!😘💋💙

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    Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella
    January 1, 2017 at 3:58 pm

    This is an awesome list Kim!! You nailed everything as always! A very happy new year to you and your loved ones!! 😀 xxx

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    Minnesota Prairie Roots
    January 1, 2017 at 6:58 pm

    Your list is so you–so full of passion and life and goodness and everything that is wonderful.

    I continue to hold onto hope in 2017, to never give up, to believe and trust and, yes, be still even when that’s difficult. I shall continue to appreciate you and all you do to rise up. I shall continue to use my writing voice to make a difference. Thank you for being you, for being here for so many of us.

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    Just Call Me Jane
    January 2, 2017 at 1:07 am

    What an absolutely awesome list. I loved reading this. I loved its diversity, honesty and ambition.

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    Peta Kaplan
    January 2, 2017 at 1:58 am

    What a FABULOUS and inspiring list. I am going to reread it to pick out my faves for you….
    9, 13, 14
    Your energy and enthusiasm for live and life is infectous!!
    Hope 2017 brings you everything you wish for!

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    Sandra Garth
    January 2, 2017 at 6:41 am

    This list is so you and so inspiring. It will be the springboard for mine. Wishing you the best year ever!

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    January 2, 2017 at 8:35 am

    Great list, Kim, and I have NO doubts you’ll tackle every item on it to success! I don’t make New Year’s resolutions (though all of us want to lose a few pounds and become a more caring person, right?) Your list of prayers and wishes is MUCH better than all that — so concrete, so measurable. You rock, lady! xx

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      My Inner Chick
      January 2, 2017 at 10:44 am

      I do not make resolutions.
      Especially about weight and all that superficial crap!
      Happy 2017, Debbie. ALL the BESTEST! xx

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    January 2, 2017 at 11:15 am

    Hi Kim,
    This is an amazing list – many of which I could adopt. You always make me smile when I see your face come across my page.Wishing you love and light and happy days in 2017.
    Love from KS

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      My Inner Chick
      January 2, 2017 at 12:33 pm

      Hello, sweets.
      happy 2017. Abundant Blessings! xx

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    Lisa Gordon
    January 2, 2017 at 12:23 pm

    What a great list!
    I hope you had a wonderful Christmas, and I wish you a bright and beautiful New Year, sweet friend.

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    January 3, 2017 at 5:40 am

    Yes, yes, yes! LOVING your list! SO MUCH! Think you should add another trip to your list to come and visit here in SA – that would be amazing!
    Also, you change the world every single day you publish a blog post by sharing your unwavering love and support for so many people in the world. YOU ARE AWESOME!
    Love and hugs to you darling Kim.
    🙂 Mandy xoxoxo
    PS. Think your Christmas card got lost in the mail from me to you. 🙁

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      My Inner Chick
      January 3, 2017 at 5:50 am

      Did you get my card?
      What the heck is going on w/ the mail?!
      How are you?
      Is all well, I hope. xxxxxx

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        January 4, 2017 at 2:27 am

        No. I haven’t received your card either. 🙁 The last couple I have mailed to you didn’t take long at all to reach you. Must be year-end back log I guess.
        All well thanks – loving having my Pete home although he is leaving for Kenya on the 9th again.
        Love, xoxoxo

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          My Inner Chick
          January 4, 2017 at 5:56 am

          So glad Pete is home.
          Love to you, dear! xxxxx

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    Marie Kléber
    January 3, 2017 at 8:49 am

    You are changing the world. You are making mine SPECIAL!
    I wish you a fabulous, wonderful, extravagant year 2017.

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      My Inner Chick
      January 3, 2017 at 2:31 pm

      and you have made my universe better w/ your cards, love, support, and just being “YOU!” xxxxx

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    January 3, 2017 at 11:33 am

    I love your list Kim. Fantastic. Especially about doing something that scares you. I am planning to fly out to California with my youngest son and husband this summer. I have not gone with them before out of fear of flying but I told them I am doing it. Damn it!!! When I get out there I’m going to a tattoo parlor and getting a tattoo that says ” fearless” on my arm – just a little one….to remind myself that I can do whatever I set my mind to do!

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      My Inner Chick
      January 3, 2017 at 2:32 pm


      OMGgggg, I love that SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO much, Debbie.

      I want a full report w/ all the details!

      BTW, I HATE flying. I do it because I MUST. That’s the only reason, dear. xxxx

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    January 3, 2017 at 11:48 am

    My goal for 2017 is to get more involved with various creative endeavors and forms of artistic expression. Cheers!

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      My Inner Chick
      January 3, 2017 at 2:32 pm

      –As you are now, Jeri.
      You rock BIG TIME. xx

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    Marcia @ Menopausal Mother
    January 3, 2017 at 10:24 pm

    All beautiful goals and heck yeah got no#11!!! Sorry it has taken me so long to get back over here to leave a comment—-I was completely swallowed up by the holidays!!

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      My Inner Chick
      January 4, 2017 at 5:55 am

      Never apologize, darling.
      You entertain me!))) xxxx
      PS. about Gaga…I’m still waiting.

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        Marcia @ Menopausal Mother
        January 16, 2017 at 7:26 pm

        Thank you again for stopping by the blog the other day—it’s always so nice to read your comments, Mwhaaaa!

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    January 4, 2017 at 4:00 am

    I’m loving that list!

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    Hotly Spiced
    January 8, 2017 at 11:40 pm

    That’s a fantastic list. You’re very brave to want to do something every day that scares you! And definitely, I need to publish more xx

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    Gary Sidley
    January 9, 2017 at 6:54 am

    Sounds like a wonderful list to me, Kim. I wish you strength and resilience to achieve your aims. Best wishes for 2017 from Lancashire, UK

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    January 11, 2017 at 1:36 pm

    Love this list! #20 – I think we are all here to change the world. The trick is to change it for good. You do that, Kim. xoxo

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    Lux G.
    January 12, 2017 at 5:23 pm

    I echo your list. It may not be easy to love those who irritate us but that’s how it is.
    If I follow these, I’m sure it’s gonna be an amazing year.

    Cheers to your epic 2017!

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    January 16, 2017 at 5:35 am

    Great list…
    I am trying to keep things in perspective and focus on the now

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    January 17, 2017 at 8:39 am

    Amen Sista!

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    Julie Gardner
    January 18, 2017 at 9:01 am

    You are a marvelous human, Kim. This list is perfect. Not easy. But perfect.
    And this is why, in my heart, I believe you will do it all:

    Somebody once said to me, “I’m not here to change the world.”
    I said, “I Am!”

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    January 21, 2017 at 3:15 pm

    You are always an inspiration! My goal for the year is to unclutter my world and focus on what’s important.

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