How To Make New Year's Resolutions
The big boys are back in their classes at school just down the road, my husband is farther down the road for work and my littlest is so giddy to be back in this house with his own toys that he is tucked away upstairs, happily conversing with himself.
And I? Well, I am soaking in the sunlit silence at my computer desk. No Christmas tunes playing, no DS games dinging, just pure, sweet silence and the occasional gust of wind on the window screens.
Today is my day to re-organize my brain. Time to settle down with a cup of coffee and an assortment of calendars to fill in the crisp white squares with color-coded obligations. Time to seriously decide if I am making any resolutions this year, and if so, how to go about it.
Yesterday at lunch at our favorite Mexican restaurant, I asked my sons and husband to tell me their resolutions. A few of their responses were:
~Learn to play piano and hockey
~Try harder in basketball
~Spend more time with the family
~Train for an Iron man (?!?!)
Then I posed a different take on the same question, "What might God want you to set as a resolution for this year?"
After some quiet thinking they had slightly different goals:
~Control my temper better
~Fight less with my brothers
~Pay more attention at Mass
Funny thing is that no one asked me what my resolutions were and I was glad because I would take a lot longer to answer and may have put them to sleep in their queso. But today, this strange new day of the strange new year 2012, I will devote some time to planning ahead, organizing my brain, and asking God what He would have me resolve to do in the 363 days stretching before me all crisp and white and clean.
What about you? Do you make resolutions? If so, please leave a link and I would enjoy reading about them on your blog.