“My business is not to remake myself –
But make the absolute best of what God made.”
Happy New Year! In an enthusiastic, first day of the year attempt to not “remake myself”, I present my 2013 New Year’s Resolutions. Feel free to share yours so we can support each other.
1. I resolve to stop referring to my grown sons (ages 29 and 26) as my “babies.” I do NOT resolve to stop thinking it but I will stop saying it out loud. As Kevin has often said “we’re grown-ass men”. I guess it’s about time I accept that.
2. I resolve to never use the words “never” or “always” or any other word resembling an absolute. I realize that I just broke that resolution before I completed the sentence but hopefully you catch my drift! Life is not absolute. It is not black and white. Gray is becoming a good place to be for me which means “everything in moderation.” For example, “I will never drink another soda” is a hard promise to keep and….well…. after 55 years, is it realistic to think I can live in “Neverland?”
3. That being said, I will treat my body as if it were a gift. OK.. THAT sounds weird, I know! But just stay with me here… When someone gives you a gift and it’s clear that they spent a lot of time picking just the right one for you, you don’t turn it around and trash it, do you? Nooooo… you treat it with love, care, and respect because it is a reflection of the person who gave it to you. This year I will remind myself that my health/body was a gift from God and that by taking care of it, I pay honor to Him.
4. I will not strive to be happy. I will strive to find meaning in my life and all that I do. Happiness is fleeting. Chocolate makes me happy but you can’t build a life with it. (See Resolution No. 3)
5. I will quit feeling guilty about having a messy office. I will embrace my right brain-creative-ADD-I want to work on 50 projects at a time- personality and stop feeling that an organized, clean office is the primary key to success. If my office ever becomes clean and perfectly organized, it probably is an indication that I have too much time on my hands.
6. I will strive for quality over quantity. Always! That counts for friendships, Facebook time, work time, play time, and food.
7. I will say “no.” Apparently I was really good at it when I was a two year old. I will work tirelessly to find her again and find out how she did that.
8. I will buy shoes. OK, you have to make a least ONE resolution you know you can keep! 🙂
Wishing you a new year filled with hope and bright with promise.