Do you traditionally make New Year’s resolutions?
I tend to prefer the word “goals” instead, partly because it forces me to break things down into measurable bites. However, resolutions are great containers from which to pick specific goals.
If you’re still mulling over resolutions or goals for 2013, may I challenge you to consider these three categories? I’m not suggesting you resolve to do each and every thing I’ve listed. Perhaps you’re willing to choose one new item from each, though. Or, I’d love to hear what your additions might be!
I HEREBY RESOLVE TO:
1. Value people around me
* by saying “I Love You” to someone every single day
* by seeking out opportunities for random acts of kindness
* by having regular dates with important people (spouse, kids, grandkids)
* by giving the gift of time more often than the gift of money
* by focusing on creating positive memories
* by volunteering where I can make a difference in people’s lives
* by taking time to refresh myself
2. Value creation and the environment
* by boycotting bottled water
* by driving less through aggregating errands
* by growing a garden
* by shopping locally
* by thinking twice before purchasing items
* by picking up trash wherever I see it
* by hanging laundry to dry on the line when possible
* by spending more time outside appreciating nature and wildlife
* by reading a new devotional this year
* by praying systematically
* by reading the Bible through
* by committing to an accountability partner
* by praising God daily
* by becoming involved in something new at church
* by being still, and know who God is
Your turn! What resolutions are you making for 2013 in the areas of your personal relationships, your environmental footprint, and your walk with God?
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