Monday, December 31, 2012


My life motto is these 2 phrases: "Be fair, Be true, Do no harm." And, "Sometimes we're so busy existing we forget to live." I try to mold my yearly resolutions around these.
I do believe this life is about progress, and making and keeping resolutions/goals is a way for me to be in check with myself - "Am I moving?" 

Last December 31, I decided that my New Year's Resolutions were these:

  • Take care of my body - get my back healthy, eat healthier, and push myself.
  • Don't complicate things (Let it be) - I can certainly complicate my life, and the lives of others by presenting options A, B, C, D - and then just in case none of those work, offering to rethink, or do it myself! 
  •  From Philippians 4:11, "I have learned, in whatever state I am, to be content." (It is what it is)
  • Reach out - even if it's uncomfortable. 
  • Pee when I have to pee. 
In August, as I was making some big decisions and praying for direction, I was touched with the prompting that I needed another year to take care of my body - and then in September, shortly after my diagnosis, I added this scripture from Mark 9:24 to my set of resolutions:  "Lord, I believe, help my unbelief."

Today I will get a new planner, review & reminisce as I look through 2012 planner, and I will make resolutions about what, where, when, who, how for 2013. I just may continue with the ones above, add, rearrange, or check one off as now a habit, rather than an intentional action.

However, I do have a few in mind:
  • Grow my hair out
  • Shave my legs
  • Spend less time, and money, at the doctor's/hospital
  • Sleep without drugs
  • Eat at Chuck-A-Rama, touching every utensil
  • Leave hand sanitizer at home
  • Play in the dirt
I'm always game for being pushed in my thoughts and actions, I believe resolutions are to be made and kept, not broken, and I'll take some constructive criticism as I set my intentions for this new year.

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