Those of you who know me, know that the one New Year’s Resolution I have kept, was the one I made in 1988 never to make another New Year’s Resolution.  You also know that I am not saying that there are events throughout the calendar that are excellent times for us to re-evaluate our lives and make some changes.  Every year, on the night before the new school year started, my dad looked at me and said: “Clean slate son.”  I know he was hoping I would put the past behind me, knuckle-down and do everything I could to get the best grades I could.  Poor deluded man.

The New Year is a great time to take a look at your life and make some improvements.  If I may make a couple suggestions:

1)     Don’t make a five-page list of things you want to change.  Frankly that rarely (if ever) works.

2)     If you really have to have five pages to make you feel better (get help!), narrow your list down to the top five.

3)     Then put the five in order of most important to least important.  Work on the first and when you are comfortable move to the next.  If you get past the third one – tell me, I promise, I will be impressed!

4)     Cut yourself some slack.  Most of us mere mortals are going to blow it now and again.  It’s not the end of the world, just try again.  My favorite diet was one where I had one day a week when the diet was off.

5)     Finally, (and most importantly), seek God’s guidance.  He knows the plans He has for you, so your best bet for success is to follow Him

Best of luck with your changes, one of my changes is to be praying for you more!  Have a Happy (Fun) New Year’s Celebration, and may God richly bless your 2016!