Another year has past, another year is just beginning. I will keep with my tradition of posting a review of what I have accomplished and how I kept my resolutions…
The past year did not go anything like I expected. My primary resolution (to become more childlike) was forgotten much of the time; and several of my “petty resolutions” completely slipped my mind. I did not succeed in learning to play guitar, a second language, or work much on my sewing skills. I did not compile a book with my favorite recipes, although I did type them into a computer file. The few things I did do were finish labeling my WYD pictures, write more often, further my education with books around the house (as well as, it turns out, at JPCU).
So much filled the year of 2007; I did a lot of reading, working, smiling, laughing, walking, spending time at Schoenstatt, spending time with siblings, taking walks, and just enjoying life. It was filled with ordinary days and ordinary struggles…most often testing me and causing me to grow.
This coming year I want to focus on living my current vocation as a student and young woman. I will particularly focus on forming my life according to this phrase in a prayer to Mary:
Let us reflect your image
and walk through life entirely like you;
strong and noble, simple and kind,
spreading love and peace and joy.
In us go through our times
and make them ready for Christ.
I want to be a lady, and will focus my efforts in the next year towards becoming more diciplined so that I am a more useful instrument in the hands of our Mother. It will be a long, hard year; but I am sure that God will bless my efforts either by fulfillment of my resolutions or giving me lots of difficult practice. Please pray for me in this endeavor. 🙂
And as I wrote last year: So, what will the new year bring? It is a mystery, but a beautiful mystery which will be unfolded in each sunrise as well as each thunderstorm…may God pour His blessings upon you in a special way in 2008.