I love New Year’s resolutions. I love using the start of a new calendar year as inspiration to finally make some of those changes I’ve wanted to make, to do new things, to improve areas I’ve long wanted to improve.
But as I was going over my list of things I want to do in 2008 (working on anger, not surprisingly, being one of them) I felt a little bit hopeless. Thinking of my tendency to start projects that I don’t finish, how very often I fail at my attempts at spiritual growth, how so many of my great plans have fallen by the wayside, I made some comment to my husband like, “I don’t know why I bother.”
But then, like the sweet guy he is, he pointed out that I actually did lots of good stuff this year. Much of it wasn’t exactly what I intended to do, or even what I originally wanted to do, but they were accomplishments nonetheless. He listed various areas of my life that I got organized, ways in which I grew spiritually, little things that used to be problems back in 2006 that I’d resolved in 2007.
It was such an inspiring exercise that I wanted to ask my readers: What did you do right in 2007? What were some things that you accomplished, problems you resolved, ways you grew spiritually, etc.? It could be in any area at all — home organization projects, prayer life, parenting, weight loss — whatever! I’d love to hear about it, not just because it’s a nice topic for us all to think about this time of year, but maybe we’ll get inspiration from one another as we head into 2008. I’ll leave my answer in the comments.
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