New Year’s Resolutions have a bad wrap. To be fair, the word “lose” is implied in the name. I prefer resoWINtions (I’m a crafty wordsmither, no?). Pastors, blogs, magazines, everyday folks, they all clamber resolution warnings. No doubt, your ear-holes and eye-balls have been plagued with a mess of conflicting messages. Christians, I’ve found, like to shrug off New Years Resolutions. Maybe they see it as shallow. I don’t know. Some folks, maybe, don’t like to be reminded how susceptible to failure they are.
As for me, I’m a fan of new challenges. I like them all year-round. Once, I only used chopsticks for three months or so.
SIDE NOTE: Hands down, salad is best eaten with chopsticks.
Challenges nurture the soul. It’s good for us to be tested, even if we fail. Maybe especially so. I failed most of my New Years ResuWINtions from last year. However, I did complete one. I read through all of the Holy Bible in a year (yessss). I got a little behind on my reading, and I discovered I lack any spiritual ability to stay consistent. But that’s okay. I finished!
Well, without further achew! (sorry, I sneezed), here are my 2014 New Year’s ResoWINtions:
1. Write longer blog titles
2. Eat more green olives
3. Find creative ways to tell/show my wife I love her
SIDE NOTE: ResoWINtions are not listed in order of importance
4. Use less “SIDE NOTE”s
5. Blog three times a week
6. Run a half-marathon
7. Read two books a month (outside of class)
8. Find a better/more fulfilling job
9. Find creative ways to tell/show my friends I love them, too
10. Try every Ben & Jerry’s flavor
11. Play my guitar more than twice a year
12. Accomplish more than one ResoWINtion
13. Use funny pictures of dogs on my blog