While I'm fairly certain resoluting doesn't count as a real word, it's so much more fun to say than resolving. And besides, if enough of us say it, they'll put it in the dictionary. Resoluting it is.
I have quite a few resolutions this year, but as I'm sure neither you nor blogger wishes to see all 314 of them, I'll stick to a screened few.
uno: Live healthfully.
This is broad, I know, but I've broken it down into specifics that would bore the eyeballs out of you. One aspect is the basic Eat Healthfully, because while I might eat better than most Americans, this is something akin to saying I swim better than most parked cars, and only marginally as of late.
dos: Relax about hurried judgments.
You know how it goes: we unwittingly do or say something that pricks someone's ire, so they take the precious little they know of us and sketch in the remaining 99.8% and pronounce us guilty.
I'm weary of taking this so personally. To whatever extent that person's correct, and I need to change, I'm all for it (though no guarantees I'll be cheerful about it). But where they've got me all wrong, I'd like to learn to not let their opinion wring the joy from my day.
tres: Live like it's not about me.
Because it isn't.
um...four: Learn to count above three in Spanish. Heheh, just kidding.
quatro: Approach life with grace.
I'm not sure what this year will bring, at all. I just want to accept what God gives or allows--the joys, the losses, the refining-by-fire--with grace. So let it be.
dear hank (three days before your wedding),
7 hours ago