Perhaps the title got you. Or is it the curiosity as to why? Why don’t I have a New Year’s resolutions?
Counterargument: Why not?
Why not enjoy the moment? Have goals along the way. But make every day count towards a step towards self-discovery. Resolutions can be binding and cease us from accomplishing spontaneous goals because we believe our value is based on a day-to-day goal. If I don’t lose weight in a month, am I lesser of a smart, kind, and self-efficient person? Do I value my happiness or health?
That’s a tough question. In retrospect, life has been, is, and will be shorter by the minute. I saw something interesting on Twitter the other day about how important time is:
“If you want to know the value of one year, just ask a student who failed a course.
If you want to know the value of one month, ask a mother who gave birth to a premature baby.
If you want to know the value of one hour, ask the lovers waiting to meet.
If you want to know the value of one minute, ask the person who just missed the bus.
If you want to know the value of one second, ask the person who just escaped death in a car accident.
And if you want to know the value of one-hundredth of a second, ask the athlete who won a silver medal in the Olympics.” – Marc Levy
So let me ask you again, what makes you happy? What makes you proud at the end of the day before you go to bed? Did you/will you do something that’s worth the sacrifice of sticking to a rigorous New Year’s resolutions?
Rather than having New Year’s resolutions, I have a New Year’s gratitude list.
I’m thankful for a perfectly safe and unconditionally loving family I have. As I grow older, I realize the values my parents have instilled in me and how different people around me grew up. I’m thankful for the way I’ve been raised. I’m thankful for a healthy family history.
I’m thankful for all the moments God sidestepped my faithless heart and walked with me anyways. I’m thankful He made sure I knew my place in His kingdom and used my friends to show me how powerful, wonderful, and mesmerizing His love is. #neverforget
I’m thankful for all the friends, near or far, who’ve kept me sane in this crazy, and at times dark, world. They light up my way to show me I’m not the only one who feels stressed, tired, or scared at times. Life is simply beautiful with all of my friends in it. Thank you.
I’m thankful to have a safe and small home. A bed and my own room. A working bathroom. Clean water. Good grades (could be better, haha). Wonderful family members to cook great food for me. Good music. Great dances. Clothes. Warmth. Pain. And Struggles. The happy, the sad, and the in-between moments.
Day by day. Second by second. I’m taking this year a moment at a time.
Thank you Lord Jesus for keeping all my family and friends safe; and then, going above and beyond to make us feel loved.
Wishing everyone one of the happiest New Years!