Today is July 1st, the halfway point of the year. At least it was when I wrote this. You may be reading this at any point throughout the year and the concept still applies, there’s never a bad time to make a good resolution.
New Year’s resolutions are all the rage on January 1st but are mostly forgotten about by March. What started out as a good idea quickly became more of a chore until it eventually fizzled out altogether.
Oh well, better luck next year, right?
Why should we wait months to begin new resolutions when our life needs them right now?
I’ll let you in on a little secret, you can begin a new resolution on any day of the year. There’s nothing special about January 1st. Oh, sure you get the day off work. If you’re superstitious and from the south, you eat black eyed peas and hog’s jaw for good luck, but overall it’s really not any different from any other day.
Last year I made a resolution to start waking up everyday at 5:00am to work on this blog. It was a Wednesday, July 1st. The blog is still going strong, but the waking up at 5:00am not so much.
Some resolutions stick, some don’t.
My new year’s resolutions this year were to read through the entire Bible, drink more water than Cokes, and get my girls to sleep in their own bed.
I’m still reading my Bible, I drink more sweet tea than anything, and my girls are finally sleeping in their bed as of last week. Not too bad in my opinion.
What did I do to celebrate? I set a new resolution to read the Bible to my girls and pray with them each night. I’m only two nights in, but it’s become the highlight of my day.
The first night we prayed I had to interrupt my three year old during her prayer because she had drifted off into a story about a vampire. It was a special moment, one I may have missed if I had waited until the New Year to begin.
If you’ve wanted to set a goal, make a resolution, or change something in your life, quit waiting for a special day, and just do it. Life is too short to wait for the New Year.
What resolution do you need to set for your life? What have you been waiting for? I’d love to hear about it in the comments below