Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Monday Morning Grandma: New Year's Resolutions

I know it isn’t Monday. I wanted to post this week’s message on New Year’s Eve. This has been a good year. Yes, it’s had its ups and downs like every year, but things are fine.

For my message, I thought I’d mention my take on making New Year’s resolutions. Go for it. Don’t promise the moon, it may take several years before you actually achieve them, but you can never reach goals you don’t set.

One example of a repeated resolution I made several years in a row: To wear makeup every day. For years I would go up to February-May. The years I had temp jobs, I did well when I went to work. Then one New Year’s Eve, I took time out of my day and sat in front of my mirror without makeup pondering how I looked. After awhile, I applied the makeup to see the difference, and sat again. [There is absolutely nothing wrong with the natural look. I know women who look just fine that way. They would look odd wearing it. We all need to decide for ourselves.] But I digress from my message. That day I decided I looked better with it whether just for my husband, myself, or the crowds. I have kept it up since I made that decision with only a few days here and there that I make the choice not to wear it for one reason or the other.

If we would take the time to ponder our resolutions, think about how serious we are. Are we willing to pay the price? Set one or two. Don’t beat yourself up if you don’t make it. You can re-start the next day, next week, next month, or next year. Keep at it. You can do it.

1 comment:

  1. Great thoughts, Donna. I especially like the part where we just do something small, and keep on plugging along if we aren't perfect at it.