Tuesday, January 4, 2011

New year's resolutions

I'm not one to make new years resolutions. I've tried before, giving up pop, losing weight, keeping the house cleaner, so on and so forth. Like many others, my resolutions rarely last longer than 3 months. Life gets busy and that can of coke is oh-so needed after a late night, the McDonald's drive through is calling my name on the way to an appointment and laziness sets in. I question if these things really matter. Will no pop make me happier? Will stressing over losing weight make me a better mom? In some forms, possibly but the guilt I feel when I fail makes me me feel sad and defeated. What I long for is to make changes that will make my relationships stronger, my marriage stronger and my children stronger. So this year I wont feel guilty for drinking a can of pop or letting the laundry pile up on the laundry room floor. This year I'm going to do a better job supporting, encouraging, thanking and loving on those closest to me. That's my new years resolution. What's your's?

1 comment:

Lacey said...

I don't do that either. Although I do want to lose weight, I don't think crazy dieting is a way to live! Oh well!