While looking through my files on my PDA, I came across my "anti-New Year's Resolution list," which I called the "not to do list." I wrote this because I never keep those last-minute pipedreams.
Out of the 10, I've only kept one - Don't gain any weight. In fact, I've lost a couple pounds, trimming down the waistline through volleyball, AirSoft and fewer sodas. How much different would my life would be right now if I had more diligently mastered the items on my list.
- My wife would be happier. I would have been cooking more and making less excuses.
- I would have had less apologies to make and less shoe leather to floss out.
- I would have been more productive and wasted less time. Maybe seen more sunsets, taken a few more after dinner walks and who knows what else.
- My friends would know I care and value them despite my terrible lack of communication.
- My relationship with God would be closer to where it needs to be.
I'm trying to do better. You know, be a little nicer, be a lot less lazy, be more active and take more time for the things that matter, like keeping up with friends, focusing on praying for my friends and family and living out the Gospel instead of just talking church.