January 1, 2013

New Day's Resolutions

I don't think there is anything at all wrong with resolutions. To resolve to do a thing is perfectly respectable and people do it successfully all the time. But one thing I've observed is that it is much more easy, fun and exciting to make a resolution than it is to keep it.

At the heart of most resolution making, I believe, is the hope that this time we will find a solution. To whatever things we struggle with, whatever bothers us about ourselves, whatever is wrong with us...don't we just want to be fixed?

And so we run the risk, with resolution making, of finding out that in fact there is no amount of resolve in all of the world to fix ourselves...to finally, once and for all, correct the problem of us. This fact has found me. But grace has found me more.

I find myself wanting more than ever to resolve to work hard and devote myself fully to each day that will lie before me in the coming year. I've never been able to handle a collective 365. Perhaps just one?

First resolution of many in 2013--laundry. Lots of laundry.



Happy New Year, dear friends!

"The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time." Abraham Lincoln
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8 comments:

Virginia said...

Definitely the way to go Keelie - one step at a time one day at a time, don't worry about the future just deal with the present.

Hugs and a Happy New Year

Xina said...

There's quote I love about New Year's by Alfred Tennyson.
“Hope
Smiles from the threshold of the year to come,
Whispering 'it will be happier'...”

That's what the New Year symbolizes to me. Hope that the coming year will be different from the last. That hope gives us the courage to look at ourselves and see the things we want to change. If we can hold onto that hope throughout the year we'd never give up on those resolutions we make.
And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us. -Romans 5:5

BEE said...

agree one day at a time
i to have a ton of laundry to do after the holidays time to get moving right

So Not Martha said...

I am SOOO glad you are blogging again!

Can do mom said...

One load/meal/workout/organizing session at a time. You can do it and so can I. Life is all about a series of choices. Each, in and of itself, seems inconsequential, but added together create the life you live.

Let's live purposeful lives today!

Blessings to you!

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