New Years Resolutions

This has been resonating with me for a while.

I don’t normally make New Years resolutions. But this tweet has unnerved me.

Christmas this year came with some rough news. A cancer diagnosis. The death of a friend.

These things remind me how truly fragile life is. And how much we really should love on the people around us.

I don’t want this to be my New Years resolution. I want this to be my life mantra.

I want to live with honest appreciation for those around me.

I want to speak life into relationships.

I want to encourage and celebrate and take joy in all that I can.

Maybe we need to all start saying what we would say at a funeral at a birthday party.

Share the memories. Ask the questions. Say the words.

Because grief sucks. And feeling like you missed out on chances sucks.

Be brave, reach out and say the life-giving words we want others to hear while they are still with us.

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