Goodbye 2011 Hello 2012…. As is tradition everyone is making their New Year’s Resolutions and celebrating the New Year to come. What I have realized over the years is that resolutions are strong and made with good intentions but by February maybe March they are pushed to the corner of our minds and forgotten because reality sets in, life gets busy, finances become tight, family fights, weight yo-yo’s, people get laid off, sick, whatever it is that throws things off, simply life happens. Then when it dawns on us that we have not even begun to chip away at the resolutions we made we get frustrated with our selves because YES yet again we failed to accomplish another year’s resolution. Now I am not a defeatist or cynic in any way, I have too much faith in God to give myself either of these titles. But I am a realist and as such I see for myself that setting certain resolutions just doesn’t work for me. So this year I am only setting three resolutions….
- To give of myself and prayerfully touch the life of at least one person (although I hope more)
- To begin to see myself through the eyes of those who love me rather than my own eyes that have been extremely hard on me in the past. (I’m kinda cheating with this one because I’m already in the process, but it’s time to move the process along)
- To live my life to the best of my ability because that is all that I can do.
I will not make resolutions to lose weight, to get out of debt, to win the HGTV Dream Home, or anything else that I may have put in years past. I am just promising to do my best and be the best me possible, to love, to forgive, and to not judge. And as a poem I once wrote says…I am me, just as I am I will always be, love me for me, accept me for me, want me for me, because if you are looking for anybody other than me I will greatly disappoint you. (I think I messed that up a bit but you get the jest) Happy New Year!