Not resolutions, so much as habits to cultivate

January 8, 2013 § 2 Comments

These things have been impressing themselves on me in the last few weeks, as I look towards yet another new beginning along with this new year. We are ever in the process of shaping the lives we have been given, and who we might be within them, aren’t we? All of us look for signposts towards what is right, so I wanted to write down some of mine to keep them in front of me. Saying them is not the same as doing them, of course, and I can only try when I remember. Forgive me, friends, while I stumble on through humanity!

be quiet(er).
speak less impulsively; watch your words; listen more closely.

be gracious.
assume the best; forgive readily; be slow to anger. be gentle with self.

be generous.
with time even more than money. with food. with helping hands.

be kind.
to everyone, as often as possible, beyond what is expected.

be frugal.
handmade things are good! avoid senseless expense. save.

be sincere.
act with intention; follow through; hold true to your convictions.

love bravely.
quell bitterness; embrace others; accept the reality of loss, yet open your heart.

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