Sunday, January 02, 2011

Keeping It Simple

"Resolutions," I mused after Doug asked over dinner. I don't like to set myself up for failure and there are moments where I think I'm a pretty wonderful version of myself, but there are some simple resolutions for 2011.

  1. Begin and end each day in prayer. [I keep a Christmas gift from Mom in a basket by my loveseat and have The Upper Room bookmarked.]
  2. Keep my toenails painted. [I rarely wear socks at home and it pleases me to have pretty toes.]
  3. Pause to listen after asking someone how he/she is. [If I've no time or don't care, don't ask. I tend to use it as an automatic greeting and want to stop that.]
That's it.

I have a firm belief that small changes can make a difference. Whether it's a focus on God and a hope that I will be more peaceful and loving or red toenails that remind me that I can be pretty and worthy of attention, both professional and personal, I need something easy to remember and easier to accomplish.

So if I toss a "Hi! How are you?" over my shoulder when walking past you, feel free to throw something at me. Because it's nice to ask, but far more important to care. (That's going to be the hardest one - as I think about it, that's always what I say.)

1 comment:

Unbalanced Reaction said...

Oooo.... #3 is a good one! Your post made me really that I usually use that greeting, too. I really should break that habit.

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