I have a handful of friends who are overwhelmed by New Year resolutions because they compare themselves to others and allow those comparisons to shape their goals.
You were born an original. Don’t die a copy. John Mason
I think it’s perfectly fine to learn from others’ examples, but you have to be sane about your goals. You’re not going to be like other people, and I don’t think God wants you to be. You are unique and you have a unique journey. Whether you are talking about personal goals or goals that you shape with your husband for your marriage, start with who and where you are and make baby steps toward where you want to go (you don’t have to copy John and Susan’s date night or arrange your time or your living room the way that Sarah does).
I think it would be a tragedy to near life’s end and realize that you have not lived your life, but attempted to live someone else’s.
It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are. e.e. cummings
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Lovely “words of affirmation” idea ~ The Letter Box (from We Are THAT Family)
Mark your calendars ~ Return of the 10 Day Challenge ~ “One month from today, February 5th through the 14th we will challenge all of you to grow your marriage and join us in the 2012 One Flesh Marriage 10 Day Challenge!”
Be generous! Lori <><