When You Don’t Want a New Year but a New You
In theory I embrace failure as a learning experience, but in reality I see it as FAILURE. This was such a good read.
â€œWe are all going to botch it somedays. We all sometimes get the notes wrong. But the song only goes wrong when we keep thinking back to the wrong notes.â€
â€œWhen a piece starts to fall apart â€” fall forward. Fall forward into the next bar. Moving forward is what makes music.â€œ
Don’t Despise the Day of Small Things
The struggle with discontentment doesn’t go away in new circumstances. A young mom who’s discontent in the daily mundane of diaper wrangling will likely also struggle with the daily mundane of a 10+ year marriage.
“Then in the midst of all this I had that dark, poisonous thought that I would be happier doing or being something else.”
Gloria reminds us that Jesus is better than whatever we think we’re missing out on.
4 Reasons New Years Resolutions Don’t Work
Because of this post, I approached goal setting differently this year by choosing a theme to set my narrative context.
“Goals like â€œlose weightâ€ or â€œdecrease debtâ€ are vague and uninspiring. Goals work much better when theyâ€™re set within a narrative context. Frodo would not have gone on his journey unless the fate of Middle Earth depended on it.”