Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Not necessarily New Year's resolutions

I don't believe in New Year's resolutions. I think it's just setting yourself up for guilt and discouragement, and if you really feel that you need to lose weight or quit smoking and you haven't done it yet, New Year's isn't going to help you. Therefore, the following is NOT a New Year's resolution. It's just that this season of gift giving and gift getting made me realize that a shift in attitude is needed.

In this new year, I'm going to try to remember that every day is a gift to be opened and enjoyed and appreciated. Even if it doesn't fit or it's the wrong color or it's itchy or it doesn't work and the directions are badly translated from another language, or it got broken in the mail, or I simply can't use it. Whether I open the box and find something beautiful or something funny or maybe something that isn't quite what I had hoped for, nevertheless each and every day is a gift wrapped up in shiny paper just for me, and it was given with love.

Happy New Year!

2 comments:

Bob said...

Marian;

Excellent word picture and great challenge.

Bob

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