The topic of the day is New Year's Resolutions.
Do you make them or not?
Do you keep them or not?
I do not make New Year's Resolutions. I've found that there are too many variables in my life, too many little things that can change the picture every day, to be able to see whether or not some goals can be kept. If I make resolutions that are too specific I feel as though I've failed if I need to change that goal later in the year. If my goals are too general it's hard to tell if I've met them or not and too easy to just not bother trying.
Making New Year's resolutions makes me feel like I'm just setting myself up for failure. And heaven knows I tend to be too hard on myself as it is.
I think we make resolutions every day.
Every day we wake up and decide what kind of person we're going to be.
Will we carry the pains and regret of yesterday's wrongs with us and let them weigh us down?
Or will we start the day with a clean slate and a new determination to do our best?
Will we focus on what makes us angry or afraid?
Or will we focus on the positive and look for ways to make a difference for good?
Will I see in myself the best I have to offer or will I see only my limitations?
Will I see in you only your limitations?
Or will I see your need...
a second chance....
May our focus improve this year.