Friday, January 8, 2016

To Resolve or Not to Resolve

When it comes to New Year's resolutions, I have mixed feelings.  Is it better to set lofty goals, knowing that I'll certainly not achieve them all and hoping that my failure and subsequent discouragement don't outweigh the good done by my goal-setting?  Or is it better to be practical and realistic and skip the plans and dreams for the new year?
As I've talked with friends and family during the past few years, I have enjoyed asking them if they make New Year's resolutions--and why or why not.  I've gotten a mixture of responses, which have only heightened my own internal deliberations.  And back and forth I go.
This year, I started making a list of plans and dreams for this year, but I'm not going to share that yet.  Maybe I will someday; maybe not.  For now, let me say that what is rising to the top in my potential New Year's resolution thoughts are these two: in 2016, I want to read the whole Bible (probably following the plan laid out in The Christian Almanac by George Grant and Gregory Wilbur, and I plan to read that entire almanac, too), and I want to get more sleep (for a number of reasons--not the least of which is a study I read about recently that linked sleep deprivation to the development of Alzheimer's Disease).
Because of these two desires of my heart, my late-night blogging time has been diminished.  I've still managed to jot down a tidbit or two and share a few pictures, but not do the lengthy posts that I've often done in the past (and hope to do in the future, when I figure out how to stretch my minutes to accommodate more blogging time!).

I don't know what the future holds--in terms of my resolutions and in terms of my blogging habits--but for now, I'm going to take a cue from my littlest sweetheart and surrender to sweet slumber.  I love to watch him sleep, but now it's time for me to be asleep.

Here's hoping that 2016 holds much time in the Word and many hours of sleep for me!  :)

1 comment:

sally said...

Great goals! Getting ready to go to sleep myself.