01 January 2008

resoluting

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.

11 comments:

~love said...

oh how i wish everyone could resolute numero tres y quatro!

what a more lovely world...

blessings to you in 2008!

Rob said...

Uno makes me shoot Diet Dew out my nose when I read the "swim better than parked cars" line....

Very funny....but the nose burning for a hour wasn't...

thanks for nothing...HA!

Kimberly said...

So much loveliness mixed in with the humour there. Thanks for sharing!

Wenderina said...

Laudable goals. Best of luck with all of them.

Overachiever said...

Sound like excellent resolutions, especially numero dos. Remind me again why we spend so much time worrying about what other people think of us?

Good luck!

Erin said...

Great list, love all quatro of them.

Happy New Year!

Melissa said...

You swim marginally better than a car? Perhaps you should take a few more lessons ;)
Love the list!! You'll have to share some of the things you're going to do as part of your eating healthy plan... I struggle with that... a lot...

Nic said...

PARKED cars, Melissa. Moving ones have totally got me beat.

Anonymous said...

Nicole, You are a beautiful writer. Thank you for sharing your list. I can't decide which numero I like the most...two, three, all four? Here's to each of us successfully resoluting in 2008! ~D

Missy said...

Wow - those are great resolutions!

Melissa said...

You swim marginally better than a car? Perhaps you should take a few more lessons ;)
Love the list!! You'll have to share some of the things you're going to do as part of your eating healthy plan... I struggle with that... a lot...