It is that time of year again, the time of New Year’s Resolutions. Part of me wanted to write this last week; but then I thought, by week two, many will have already given up (unfortunately), and saving this for week two may provide you with some encouragement to stay devoted to your resolutions throughout 2017. Here are my there:
- Attend an extra daily Mass: I used to go to Mass everyday, lately I haven’t been as devoted to daily Mass and only doing the required Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation. I know there are a few days during the week where I will be unable to attend but I’d like to make it a priority to go at least twice per week.
- Run a 5k: I loathe running, I always
have. I enjoy moving and I love lifting weights, but running is not my thing. The older I get,t he more I’d like to make it part of my fitness routine. I know it will improve my heart and cardiovascular health, so I’d like to make it happen. My hometown does a Thanksgiving 5k every year so hopefully 11 months is enough time to prepare.
- Learn a new language: Several years ago, I started learning Italian and gave up after a couple weeks. A couple months ago, the girls at work started teaching me Spanish. I’m doing okay, but I’d like to be fluent. I’d love travel, see the world, and knowing another language would be helpful.
These are my three resolutions for this wondrous 2017. Let me know what yours are, I wonder if we have any in common.