As I sit here contemplating the beginning of another year, my mind turns to a tradition that I first learned of in Grade 1 called the "New Year's Resolution." I had never heard of this before, it was totally new to me as a 6-year-old, and I wondered why my parents didn't tell me about it. Everyone in my class seemed to know about it, why didn't I?
Well, it turns out there are two groups of people. (Isn't there always two groups of people? The category you want to talk about, and then everybody else.) There are people that make resolutions, and there are people that don't. However, which category has less stress? The people that don't bother to worry about stuff like that or the people that have their conscience hounded by spoken or written words?
I actually figured it out. I'm proud to say that every year since I was 6, I have made one resolution and have kept it every year since then. So what is this great resolution you ask?
It's very simple. I resolve that I will make no resolutions other than this one - not to make any New Years Resolutions. And you know what? I'm a lot happier... ;)
Happy New Year, everybody! Keep smiling!
"You will know the truth, and the truth will make you free."
-John 8:32 (NASB)