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Since January isn’t over yet, I think it’s still ok to talk about resolutions.

“LeeAnn Greenup Ramsey” and “New Year’s resolutions” have a love/hate….well, let’s just say an “awkward” relationship. We always have. Prolly always will.

Every stinkin’ year I make a list of whatever. And every year, I almost always totes fail at one or more (or all…) of the whatevers.

But just in the past few days, I have been presented with a whole brand-spankin’-new concept…a whole new way of looking at the goals that I, or we, set for a “new year”. Wanta hear it?? Do ya?? (You’re going to, regardless…)

Ok, here goes.

There are great big weighted-blanket goals I have for my life in this year:

• to be healthier
• to be closer to my Father God
• to have an even richer relationship with my husband
• to learn more about the Bible
• to improve friendships
• to guide others to grow closer to their Father God
• to read more books
• to get rid of clutter #mariekondo #thankyoutinywoman
• to live simply
• to invest in eternal things

Those are the big, over-arching things.

But the truth I recently learned is this: In order to reach giant year-goals like these, I have to be constantly reaching tiny daily goals…on the daily.

Here’s the gist of it:

• if I want to be healthier, then today, this day, I need to be making choices that support or lead to that goal of being healthier.

• if I want to be closer to my Father God, then today, this day, I need to be making choices that support or lead to that goal of being closer to my Father God.

• if I want to learn more about my faith, then today, this day, I need to be making choices that support or lead to that goal of growing as a believer.

• if I want to improve my marriage, then today, this day, I need to be making choices that support or lead to that goal of strengthening my marriage.

• if I want to improve my relationships with my friends, then today, this day, I need to be making choices that support or lead to that goal of improving relationships with friends.

• if I want to guide others to grow closer to their Father God, then today, this day, I need to be making choices that support or lead to that goal of guiding other to grow closer to their Father God.

Ok…….I’ll stop now. But you get the message, don’t you?

Most resolutions aren’t really imagined or fulfilled or resolved in a whole year’s time. Most of them are imagined, fulfilled and resolved…one single day at a time. One step at a time.

Individual moments in every. single. day.

So here’s my challenge for 2019…for me and for you.

When you wake up each day in 2019, don’t think about the next year, or even this week or this month. Think about this day. How, in this day, will you decide decisions and choose choices that will support and lead you to the big goals? Because big changes aren’t made in one swipe…big changes are made in incremental steps and stages throughout the living of life…every single day.

Let’s make 2019 an amazing year. Let’s make it the year that we make good, life-altering changes that affect us and others for years to come.

I’m in. Are you?

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