That is why my 2019 New Year’s Resolution is to make peace with uncertainty. Not to embrace it, mind you, but to accept it as a natural part of life and to find strength in my faith, my family, and myself to face it without fear. Plus, it sounded good when friends asked if I had any resolutions. But I had no idea what “peace with uncertainty” would look like, or how I would pursue it.
“Ships are safe in the harbor but that’s not what ships were made for.” “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” “Attitude determines altitude.” Since becoming a mother, however, I have been unable to find a motivating mantra that fits my new reality. Now my priority is keeping my little ships safe; […]
It is almost automatic to wish friends, family, even strangers “peace and joy” at this time of year. These conditions (for they are more than fleeting emotions) are universally regarded as among the most desirable things in the world. More than just a Hallmark greeting, even the Bible repeatedly refers to these as the ultimate […]
Over the last month, like many others around the world, I have been pondering what resolutions I should make going into 2016. After rejecting at least a dozen as unrealistic (exercising 30 minutes a day), inconsequential (quitting my decades-old nail-biting habit), or just silly (learning to hula hoop), I started wondering why I felt so […]
I have been keeping a journal since before I could write (my first few diaries are filled with squiggly lines and loops), and from the beginning, I have always made a point of writing on New Year’s Eve. In the last few moments of the outgoing year, I jot down memories, accomplishments, and lessons learned. […]
I’ve always been a fan of New Year’s Resolutions. I like the idea of taking an annual inventory of my life, reflecting on the past year, and listing things I want to attempt in the coming year. For as long as I can remember, and at least since I was seven or eight, I have […]