It's hard to enter into a new year and NOT be aware of all the things you'd like to change, do better at, accomplish or stop doing.
There is just something about a new year that feels free. As if you can let go of all the hurt and/or failures of the past year and start fresh!
My resolution lists are typically lengthy and cover many areas. I am pretty good at attempting most of the things on my list, but most of the time at least a few of the items slip through the cracks from time to time.
It just happens.
But this time around, as I prayed for the direction the Lord wanted to take me this year, only one little phrase kept coming to mind:
"Let Your Hair Down"The more I thought about it the more I realized just how hard I work at keeping my hair pulled back in so many areas of my life.
I know, it sounds silly, 'cause it is! But that's the point.
The thing about having this one resolution is that it can cover every area of my life: wife, mom, housekeeper, Christ follower, and even my appearance.
I tend to be a bit rigid and uptight. I have to consciously make an effort to relax. Flexibility is NOT my middle name, ha! I naturally take things too seriously and can be easily offended.
But this year I want to learn to "let my hair down", literally and figuratively.
This means thinking and living with eternal perspective. This means being thankful. This means pausing my to-do list for a couple of minutes to read my kids a book.
So, come on girl, let your hair down!