This is the time of year when everyone talks about resolutions. Those pesky things we promise ourselves but break faster than we make them. They carry a heavy load of pressure to uphold, and then guilt when they’re broken.
This year I’m not making any resolutions. Or, at least, I’m not calling it that. My “wish” for myself is to live without fear. Not to be reckless. Not to act without regard to my own, or someone else’s, safety, but to not worry about the things I have no control over. Will I lose a loved one this year? Possibly. Will I get COVID? I’ve been vaccinated, but we’re learning that isn’t a guarantee against sickness. Will I suffer some great disappointment? Probably, at some point. There are an uncounted number of things that might happen to me, or someone I love, today…tomorrow…next month…that I have no way of predicting or preventing.
So, I will take this year 2022 in stride. Live each day without fear. Put my trust in God to hold me up through whatever might happen. And pray for that strength when I am weakened.
That is my wish for all of you. To be happy, not afraid. May 2022 be a good year for each and every one of you.