A lot of people abandon their New Year’s resolutions early in the year. But here are a few things to consider before making a final decision.
Category: Kingdom of Days
These posts are thoughts about daily living, and how to make the ordinary days mindful and maybe even a little better. Its easy to see each ordinary day as insignificant in the scope of a lifetime, but the vast majority of my lived days will be ordinary days. And the accumulation of these individual days builds the story of my life. So I try to pay attention to what I’m doing in these ordinary days as I build my kingdom of days, my life story.
Never Be Ready
God picks unexpected times to get me a message that I can’t ignore. My mind was on my grocery list, but the lyrics of a song made me pay attention to what I had been feeling.
Some Unexpected Benefits from Strength Training
Strength training has given me more than just a stronger body; it’s also led to some surprising mindset shifts.
Prayer for A Perfect (Ordinary) Day
After being away for a week, I’m now home again and into my regular routine. Instead of seeing sunrise over the ocean, my morning walk now provides a view of sunrise over traffic. So much of life consists of normal, ordinary days that speed by as frantically as cars on their morning commute. Here’s a morning prayer for days like these.
Sometimes it takes being surprised by someone you thought you knew to realize that people do change. And knowing that we can continue to change ourselves brings both freedom and responsibility.
The Grace of Imperfection
Perfectionism can interfere with us growing into the person we’re meant to be and offering our unique gifts to the world.
An Unexpected Stumbling Block to Gratitude
I’ve always considered myself grateful, but then I realized there’s an aspect to gratitude that I’ve been getting all wrong.
Doing Too Much
It’s easy to get caught up in good intentions to help improve the world, but Merton cautions us that we must be careful not to lose our inner peace in the process.
Like crows, our minds pick up a lot of shiny things over the course of a lifetime. And this includes beliefs about ourselves that are very hard to let go.
The Speed of Change
Change can happen at radically different speeds, but it always leaves us vulnerable.