It has been a while. I had to take a break from blogging to tend to the things that are most important to me. Jesus, family and friends and quality time.
It’s a new year. 2020. Perfect vision is described as 20/20. Wouldn’t it be easier if we could have clear, perfect vision to see from the beginning to the end of the year? Or, might it be more difficult? None of us know or have a guarantee of what will be. Every day is a gift, not to be taken for granted. One day at a time is the best way to live. I am convinced. Every day is an opportunity to reach outside ourselves and touch someone else. Whether it be a kind word, random act, handwritten note card, etc.. How amazing is it that a day is only 24 hours? In the morning the sun rises and brings light and with that a new beginning. In the evening sunsets bring closure which is followed by rest and recharge. That alone is a reason to be thankful. We don’t have to keep going. In 24 hours we have another opportunity to make the next day a better one.
I’m not a fan of New Year’s resolutions. They often bring extra pressure and at times disappointment due to failure. The definition of resolution is “a firm decision to do or not do something”… Life is too short. I am not saying don’t set goals. If you are that rare individual who becomes a better person by making resolutions, DO IT! However, we are human. Life changes. Up and downs. So unpredictable. Some days I really want sugar (the kind that comes in the form of ooey gooey caloric deliciousness) and other days, I have the will power to say no. There are times I want to be around people and there are those days I want to be alone. Somedays I have a lot of energy and others I struggle to put one foot in front of the other.
I guess I’m just perplexed. By making long term resolutions, we project what oftentimes can be accomplished one day at a time. I refuse to set unrealistic expectations and create undo pressure when I can do the same living one day at a time. If the sun rises and I fail to fulfill my goal, the sun will set and in 24 hours, and I can wake up to a new day.
Goals are important, resolutions are overkill in my opinion. Give yourself the freedom to succeed or fail, one day at a time.