You can't go an inch on the internets without bumping into new year resolutions. Lists are everywhere. Maybe it's just me but I feel overwhelmed, and inadequate.
Last year, about this time, I wrote a post about Releasing the Resolution Grip. I chose one word to focus on rather than a list. Even choosing one word set me up for failure, because in the reality of daily life, I often failed at "purposeful." Yes, it was a great word and a good way to help me focus, but this year I decided to give myself a break. Rather than a list of things I hope to accomplish or not do, I have chosen to make a list of dreams.
Dreams are not threatening.
Dreams are hopeful, without pressure.
Dreams put a smile on my face.
Dreams fill me with anticipation of the imaginable.
If you are avoiding the lists this year, I encourage you to give yourself a break. Doesn't a list of dreams sound like a better way to start the year?
Read books that inspire
Travel to a new place
Learn to quilt
Kayak a new river
Feel comfortable in my weight
Go to Seattle
Start a new ministry that is outside the box
Write a children's book
Now, remember, no pressure ... they're dreams :)