I think I just washed the dip bowl from last years New Years Eve celebration and here we are at another. Why does it feel like time is racing faster than ever? Any quantum physics experts to help me out with this? Either way, I guess the time is now to consider any adjustments in my approach to life. I realized the other day, when I was driving home, “Oh my gosh! I achieved a new years goal!” No, it wasn’t better gas mileage, it was cleaning up and organizing my work space. I think I have “before” pictures….and I should take “after” pictures…but the “before” are so horrific, I am reluctant to post them…look away!I do have a couple of things that I want to work on. Blogging better is one…but my motivation and time are so challenged lately that it is a struggle to sit and focus. So maybe it is “focus”. I haven’t been practicing my yoga faithfully and my focus shows that! So my list begins.1. Focus
2. Return to faithful yoga practice
3. Improve organization
I think the one thing that is sticking with me though is something that speaks directly to my heart. With all of the bad news, all of the childish bickering, all of the public oneupsmanship that is out there, I really want to use this rule so that I can look my kids in the eye and honestly feel that an adult is reflected. So I am renewing my commitment to this rule of speech:
Is it kind?
Is it True?
Is it necessary?
This is not to say I will no be the talkative gal I have always been…I am who I am. But I can be a good example to my children on keeping counsel. I can help diminish the constant noise. So where does God factor into all of this? Well…God is in all of it. God is in my desire to add light to the darkness in the world, God is in my desire to focus so that I can be more useful. God is in the higher standard that I want to hold myself to. All of this will be a reflection somewhere along the line of God in my life. May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer. Psalm 19:14
Do you have any resolutions?? I’d love to hear them!