Thursday, January 1, 2009

A Rocky Start to the New Year

Only one day into the new year, and already I'm backsliding on some of the resolutions that I was doing so well on! Not only did I hit the snooze bar on my alarm clock, I completely turned it off, even though I knew I had to get out of bed to get ready for mass (my wife was up, though, so I knew I wouldn't oversleep completely). Then I ate breakfast before Morning Prayer.

I know these sound like minor things, but they are little things that I had made a lot of progress on, and letting both slip on the first day of the new year is just a little distressing. Fortunately, every day, whether January 1st or not, is a new opportunity to keep those resolutions.

So, for those who have made resolutions for the new year, if you should fail, don't let the discouragement deter you from keeping the resolution on the following day. Any resolution worth starting will be worth re-starting if it isn't kept perfectly.