I’ve never liked New Year resolutions. Why? Because they always seem to take flight about 2 months into the year. I usually make big plans to start some intense work-out regime, run a 5K, write a novel or something along those lines. And I always fail. So this year I took a really good look at why my resolutions always took a nosedive.
I was reminded of a saying that is repeated over and over in groups like AA. Take it one day at a time. This phrase came to me again yesterday at my doctor’s appointment at MD Anderson. Once again I was humbled by the challenges of those I encountered. Isn’t living with cancer a day to day challenge? My doctors appointment was fine, after all I’m not facing the big “C”, but the news I got wasn’t all good. But it wasn’t all bad. I felt down, but then I decided all I can do is live today and deal with tomorrow when it comes.
So all this brings me to the New Year Resolution. I thought I was just not going to make any, but I decided I would after all. My resolution is to live each day to the fullest. When my head hits my pillow each night I’ll look back over the day and celebrate my accomplishments and lament over my short-comings. I’ll say my prayers and ask for the strength to make the next day even better. To get done what I didn’t accomplish that day or to at least get one step closer.
And I’m making a list of things I want to accomplish:
1. Give acts of service by focusing on the small things.
2. Continue to get better organized with homeschool and household chores..
3. Start my days early, which helps with number 2.
4. To engage in some form of exercise each day, this includes playing hide and seek with my kids.
5. Write a little each day, even if it’s just a blogpost.
6. Deepen my faith through reading, prayer, and appreciation.
I’m leaving some of my numbers blank, because if there is one thing I have learned it’s that God has a list too. And sometimes we have no idea what is on His list, so this year I’m going to make sure and leave room for Him to work on me:)
Do you have a list? If so what is on it, I could always use some more ideas!
Happy New Year!