I'm not a big fan of new year's resolutions. Honestly, I gave them up many years ago. It's not that I don't have them, but the more determined I am to keep one, the more slippery and elusive the whole operation seems. I'm not deluded enough to think I can keep any kind of commitment to overhaul this body into that of a twenty year old or completely abolish my hoarders tendency. Oh, the pressure! It seems the more determined I am to fulfill that kind of pledge, the quicker things go south.
I let myself off that hook, long ago but I still feel the need for a fresh start at the beginning of each year. So, instead of a resolution I won't keep, I commit myself to something necessary: a renewal of the soul. To look up. To walk a closer walk. My goal, for years now, has been to live in closer proximity to the Spirit, the visible consequence being love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.
The thing that I've learned is that it doesn't happen overnight. It's a process, day by day and step by step. Sometimes, it's an uphill climb but, in those moments when I hit the summit...the view is spectacular!
Thank you, for sticking with me this year...for your encouragement and your friendship. For coming back to see what's happening in my corner of the world. Whatever your hopeful new resolution may be for this upcoming year, I wish you well!