One of my areas of weakness is starting something that I never finish. I love crafty endeavors, and can begin working on projects but get busy, let them go and before I know it, those knitting needles and yarn have been in that bag in whatever closet was mine for the past 17 years with no scarf in sight!
Don't just make that clique resolution list for 2018, not that we shouldn't look at the year ahead, but what can you check off that list now? What project is list undone, time spent with loved ones, making amends with a relative or friend, errands to complete, paying off a debt, writing an encouraging note to a friend who needs it, getting a workout in, finishing that book or Bible reading for the year? Doesn't it feel good when we accomplish something? What can this week mean for you? The possibilities are endless and all within your reach. Maybe this year has been full of disappointments and failures, but why not end with one positive accomplishment that can be your focus as you ring in the new year?
I will admit I am tired today. I have a tornado at home and while I came into work, I really have thought about going home. I may do that, my kids are home from school and a little quality time is a great idea, but I need to make the most of my hours here. Yes, my work list could be finished next week - why wait? Why not get it done early?! Procrastination can serve its purpose, it’s often my adrenaline jet fuel that helps get my butt in gear, but it can also provide me an endless stream of stress.
As I look at this week, I want to finish my yearly Bible reading, spend time in the moment, and focus on the people that surround me. I want to get that last donation load taken into the shelter and make a list of all the tasks that need to be done so when I am at a loss for how to spend some free moments, I can seize them. 2017 is going to end with patience and joy as I hug my husband and kids and let my heart dwell on my many blessings! Let’s live in the rest of what we have before we wish away today in search of the hopes of tomorrow.
Let these last days be ones to remember!