Every year around this time, hundreds of people everywhere make resolutions. They decide to change something about their life.  A common resolution is to exercise more, to eat healthier, spend less money, spend more time with family, etc. Sometimes, though, people let this resolutions, these decisions, slide by. It becomes too easy to stick to our old ways. It’s difficult to change ourselves. But, the word itself–resolution–reminds us that we have to make a firm decision. To be resolute. To be strong in what we decide to do.

The word “resolution” is defined by Merriam Webster as:
a : something that is resolved <made a resolutionto mend my ways>
b : firmness of resolve, to reach a firm decision about

We thought it’d be fun for you to see some of our staff resolutions for the new year!

May Peach: Although I read The Upper Room and the recommended scripture each morning, my new year’s resolution is to spend more quality time in prayer and meditation as a way to begin each day with my God. Secondly, I resolve to spend more time with my family.

Louise Slater: To be kinder and gentler to to my immediate work and home family…do no harm! The people you love most tolerate the most negative behaviors!

Rachel Booth: As a working mom, I struggle with how to fit it all in. My resolution is to try for a better balance, and to remember time for all the important people in my life (including me).

What about you? What are your resolutions for 2013? Are you making big changes or smaller steps? Are you reaching outward or innerward for your changes? We’d LOVE to hear from you… Comment below to tell us about your New Year’s Resolutions!

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