My hopes for 2011 are…

Sunday, January 02, 2011

My hopes for 2011 are…

I’ve never been one for New Year’s Resolutions. I say that to comfort my totally unresolute self in the knowledge that I’ve never actually met any of my New Year’s Resolutions. I think I aim too high. I tend to set unrealistic goals. I’m going to write a trillion words. I’m going to write a trillion poems. I’m going to write a trillion songs. I’m going to write a trillion letters. I’m going to save a trillion dollars. I’m going to lose a trillion pounds. I’m going to stitch a trillion journals. I’m going to drink a trillion less bottles of Mountain Dew. Etc, etc, etc. Let’s just be honest: a trillion is hard to come by.

But hopes are different than resolutions, I think. A resolution is a promise that you make, that you are going to do something differently in your life; but a hope is what you look for, what you anticipate or eagerly look forward to.

And what do I hope for in 2011? I hope to see myself a bit more clearly than I did in 2010. I hope to excel in my new job, where I have been greatly challenged. I hope for God to bring some new situations to pass in my life—whether I understand them or not. I hope to try something totally new, something I’ve never considered trying before (and I’m open to suggestions, as long as you don’t suggest skydiving).

But mostly, I hope that each of you—my nieces and nephews—will feel a sense of wonder at how unique you are; that 2011 will be a year that you always look back on with fondness and excitement at all the wonderful things you saw and experienced; and that you will understand how very loved you are.

All my love,

Aunt Sarah

3 thoughts on “My hopes for 2011 are…

  1. Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables. But you be watchful in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry. 2Ti 4:2 -5

  2. I rememebr when we drank about a ga-trillion bottles of MtnDew in Sandy Eggo!!! and then spelled DEW with the bottles!! LOL!! that was AWESOME!!!

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