Tuesday, December 30, 2008

2009 - A Bright Shining New Year

OK I am a gal who makes resolutions. I know many people groan and smack their forehead and say really? But yes really. There is something forgiving about the past year's mistakes and hugely inspiring and positive about a new year. What I didn't accomplish is no longer thought of. My mind whirls with anticipation and excitement as I plan big things to accomplish in the new year.

And what about those things that we don't accomplish? Perhaps we bought a gym membership for $500 and only went twice. BLECH. Or perhaps we want to lose 10 pounds and gained 2 or we stopped organizing the house when we looked in our kiddos bedrooms.

It's ok. Stop - regroup - look up - redesign those resolutions and start again. Making a resolution doesn't mean you won't have grace if you screw. Isn't being a Christian all about grace and mercy? But it truly is a beacon of hope for many people. Even if you choose not to make a resolution - start fresh and be optimistic about 2009. Even if life is full of massive problems (I have them too) don't focus on the problems - focus on the solutions. Dream about something better.

Dream and then create a plan then do it. If you mess up along the way - figure out where your mistakes started - recreate then do it again.

Seriously - life is too short to live a mediocre life. Think about Jeremiah 29:11 - For I know the plans I have for you says the Lord. Plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future. Have you ever wondered what that hope and future is? I do - almost everyday. So join me - find out who you are. Be who God wants you to be. Be inspired. Be positive. Live a life of no regrets.


the undomesticated wife said...

I always try to think of some personal growth goal I'd like to meet, instead of the typical "eat better, exercise more" etc. I think my goal will be to get back into my gratitude journal!

Whitney said...

I'll be thinking about you when you're off to have surgery next week!