2010. Just around the corner. I heard mention of New Year”s Resolutions a few days ago and thought to myself…”I haven’t made one of those in a long while.” They fall in line right behind “things I give ups for Lent.” No longer a Catholic, I don’t feel compelled to necessarily give up anything, but I did make a transition in my thinking about the Lenten practice years ago. I decided to give up things I really wanted to give up in my life…or conversely acquire skills I was lacking. One year I gave up talking negatively about myself. That was tough, and I still slip into more often than I would like. One year I decided to “be good with names”…taking the time actually learn a person’s name. It really did work.
This year, this new year, I am thinking along the same lines….only bigger. If you can only achieve what you dream, might as well dream big.
So what am I going create for myself this year? I am going to put into practice all that I say I believe in….really walk the talk as it were. It’s not that I don’t try to do right now, but if I am most honest with myself, I have been doing a half assed job at it. A half assed job has gotten me by…..I can only imagine what a full effort can do for me. I’m not waiting for January 1st…I am starting today.