This year, I want to:______________________.
You filled in the blank, I'm sure, sometime after Thanksgiving as Christmas rolled into view, as you started making plans for what your New Years Resolution would be. The top ten resolutions are:
1. Spend more time with family and friends.
2. Exercise more.
3. Lose weight.
4. Quit smoking.
5. Enjoy life more.
6. Quit drinking.
7. Get out of debt.
8. Learn something new.
9. Help others.
10. Be more organized.
I don't know if you fit into that list somewhere, maybe multiple times, but most of us have pretty much the same goal... improving our lives. This year, one of my resolutions is to work less. Not in a lazy way, in fact, it will make me work harder. My goal is to be in the office less each day, but to make that office time count for more. Another one of my goals is to read through the Bible again. I've only done it once straight through. It's sad that this book is what I base my entire belief system on, the foundation of my faith, parenting, relationships, marriage, and my view of life and death, and yet there are parts of it I've only read a time or two. So I'm working on that.
I don't know what you're up against this year; what you see looming ahead, or what obstacles you've overcome to even make it to 2011 alive, but one thing I know: you are still here for a reason. When you woke up today, you were given another chance at life. So the slate is clean! It doesn't matter how messy the slate was last year. It doesn't matter how messy it was yesterday. Today is new. 2011 is new. We were meant to live for more than just surviving, and life is too short to dwell on the past.
The slate is clean, so live like it!
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