In my younger years, I was a big fan of New Years Resolutions. Like most people’s, mine slowly fell by the wayside before February 1st. Then I’d get discouraged and feel like I had failed my attempt at making positive personal changes.
But change is an ongoing process with its own sense of time. It more than likely won’t click on like a light switch at midnight on New Year’s Day. Every day brings change and progress. Other days bring setbacks and disappointments. But that, I’ve learned, is something known as Daily Life.
So as the clock ticks down 2018, I won’t be making a list to join a gym or be a neater housekeeper. I won’t set any goals that, if I don’t meet them, will rattle my faith in myself. I will just continue forward, accepting change and progress as it comes, and accepting them with gratitude. Likewise, I will–likely grudgingly–accept the disappointments and setbacks, because Daily Life is like a coin with 2 sides. You can’t have one without the other, but it’s my wish the positive changes far outweigh the losses for everyone this coming year.
Stay safe and may 2019 bless you real good!