Personally, I don't like making New Year's Resolutions because when I do, it's rare that they actually come to be "resolved" the way in which I intended. So, I would rather just stick to making wishes. And, if they come true, great, and if not, there's always next year. So, here are just a few of my new year's wishes.
Wear less black:
One quick look through my closet and you won't see much, but what you will see is a lot of black. Now, I know that black can be classy and slenderizing for those less desirable areas, but if you ask me it can also just be really depressing. I mean, lets see what I wore to work this week: black pants, black top (with a little white), black socks, black shoes, black coat, black glasses... okay seriously, I just forgot the black nail polish.
Since becoming a consumer of cable television last July, I have discovered a variety of new "favorites" and while I don't really wish to become "that person" I do enjoy peeking at what's on once in a while. I'm sure you're familiar with the show "What Not to Wear". This has become slightly depressing for me and made me re-think whether my monthly comcast bill is really worth it. Lets just says, I hope I don't get nominated by my family and friends for "what not to wear" (although a $5,000 shopping spree for a new wardrobe wouldn't be bad). However, this has led me to consider if what's in my closet should really be worn. Hence, the discovery that I wear too much black. So, one of my new years "wishes" it to wear less black.... we'll see how it goes.
This one is for my husband, and by that I mean, he will really appreciate that this is one of my wishes. They say opposites attract right? Well, if you know my husband at all, you know that he always has a smile on his face and sees the positive in every situation. Need I say that this is not my gifting? Somehow I'm pretty sure God knew what he was doing when he put the two of us together. Ryan is indeed the perfect compliment to my somewhat anxious, at times depressing, and pessimistic outlook on life.
Growing up my mother would often remind me to be thankful. She would and still does encourage me to write down everything I am thankful for. Doing this helps me to have the Lord's perspective on my life, not mine, which as you can see isn't always the greatest. I always think of Philippians 4: 6-7 which says, "Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." And, you know what, it really works! Isn't God amazing! So, with the help of the Lord and my loving husband, I'm going to enjoy today, and then, do it again tomorrow!
Well, I do have other "wishes" but they will have to wait for later. I can only focus on so many things at once. For now I just need to be thankful for my black clothes!