Do you write New Year’s resolutions?
My favorite way of looking forward to the year is simply to note what’s already going to happen, if the Lord wills. This gives me hope and cheer, without me really needing to do anything about it. Here’s my list for 2013.
- Aarick will turn 8, advance a grade.
- Regan will turn 6, start preschool two mornings a week, then 1st grade in the fall.
- Kelly will turn 3.
- Ryan and I will celebrate 10 years of marriage, hopefully with this cool little idea we have…
- I will write a lot.
- I will graduate from braces.
- I will welcome the arrival of at least three babies I am wildly excited about… er, other people’s babies. This is not my way of making an announcement.
- We will begin the process of becoming approved as foster parents for local kids.
Then I add two or three intentions for the year. I try to make them measurable
1. Grow in love.
1. Become the world’s most popular female.
1. Eat a lot so I can grow big and strong.
Here are my two modest ambitions:
1. Lose ten pounds.
- Because I need to. And I can.
2. Read through the Bible.
- Because I can’t wait. When I did this for the first time as an adult, age 25, it revolutionized my view of Jesus and Scripture. It’s time again. I like the One Year Bible, neatly laid out, and I love the rich, classic KJV wording. Call me old-fashioned.
I thought about adding a wake-up goal for revolutionizing my mornings, but this is what happened:
1. I will reform.
1. I will get up at the same set time every morning.
Something strikes me as being unrealistic about this one.
1. I will get up in the morning at some point.
See? There’s no good way to write it. X.
What does 2013 hold for you?