wvsun • December 27, 2010 • Glennville, GA 30427, USA
Not to be obvious here, but it's that time of year. I'm hoping to make some resolutions I can stick with beyond the first month or so.
I haven't decided for sure yet, but what resolutions/changes are you hoping to make this year?
And a side question: do you believe in resolutions? Are they worth making?
What promise have you made to yourself that you will make a serious effort to do something that you should do? What helps you keep resolutions? How important are resolutions to you? What resolutions have you made that changed your life? What quotes about making personal changes are inspiring to you?
We all want to improve ourselves, especially around the start of a New Year. What are some practical ways that work for you? Some may be simple steps which can be engaged in immediately. Others will be bigger steps which take time and conscious effort to act on. What are your suggestions?
Ultimately the most important question of all...
The writer Maya Angelou said:
"Since age two I've been waltzing up and down with the question of life's meaning. And I am obliged to report that the answer changes from week to week. When I know the answer, I know it absolutely; as soon as I know that I know it, I know that I know nothing. About 70 percent of the time my conclusion is that there is a grand design. I believe that the force that created life is betting that human beings will do something quite wonderful--like live up to their potential. I am influenced largely by Blaise Pascal and his wager. Pascal advises us to bet on the toss of a coin that God is. If we win, we win eternity. If we lose, we lose nothing.
I'm looking out a large window now and I see about 40 dogwood and maple and oak and locust trees and the light is on some of the leaves and it's so beautiful. Sometimes I'm overcome with gratitude at such sights and feel that each of us has a responsibility for being alive: one responsibility to creation, of which we are a part, another to the creator--a debt we repay by trying to extend our areas of comprehension."
What do you think? Have you heard any other quotes. Why are we here?
I need to get new sunglasses, but it's never as much fun (or cheap!) when you need prescription eyewear. I'm looking to purchase online, but I've never done that before and am wondering if there are reputable sites that can provide a good deal without messing up the prescription. Any experiences/recommendations?