Friday, January 01, 2010
2010 rolled in last night with me at the computer assuring myself that I had posted my entry for a scholarship before the 11:59 deadline. That has been the story of my life, sliding into base as the ball is caught, hopeful that I got there in time. I can decide to make a new year's resolution to be different this year, but what's the use? I seem to do my best work under pressure, so if it's not broken, why fix it. That thought made me mindful of new year's resolutions. They certainly have their place. We are all encouraged to set goals, and that's what new year's resolutions are - goals made at the beginning of the year. And so I began to think about goals that are attainable and meaningful. The first one that came to mind is how I can be of service. So many times I think of what I could do if I were to receive a windfall of cash; but how likely is that? But maybe I can give one bag of groceries once a month to a needy person. I can do that and I will. Then I thought of my health. I was recently diagnosed with PAD. I wallowed in pity for a couple weeks but that didn't help me get any better. What if I got up and found a way to live a normal life in spite of my diagnosis. I have not worked out since the end of November. I'm thinking the cross-ramp will not be as invasive as the treadmill. I'll discuss it when I see my doctor on Wednesday. But my biggest goal/resolution of all is my faith. I will not lose faith. God has blessed me all my life. Even when things seemed to be going awry, there was always a light ahead and an angel beside me giving me comfort. My goal is to build on my faith to accomplish the things that are before me and to be as bright a light to the people I meet as I possibly can. And to everyone reading this blog, I pray that the Lord bless you and keep you and make his face to shine upon you, and give you peace. Happy 2010.