Thursday, January 1, 2009

Welcoming 2009


Like my dear sister, I wish not to discuss the 2008 resolutions because only a few were accomplished! 2008 was a HUGE year in our home, as you faithful readers very well know. This year I am focusing on "goals" and they are generic and few. Maybe I won't be setting myself up for failure this way. That is my hope, at least.

1. Join a church
2. Get comfortable (in various areas of my life)
3. Learn to say "no" without feeling guilty
4. Laugh more while enjoying the "now"

I, like many of you, have habits I would love to break. I ran across this writing on the Internet a few weeks ago and thought it was pretty neat. It made me think about my habitual patterns. Maybe it can also help you with unwanted habits, etc.

THERE'S A HOLE IN MY SIDEWALK
Autobiography in Five Short Chapters
By Portia Nelson

Chapter One
I walk down the street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I fall in.
I am lost .... I am helpless.
It isn't my fault.
It takes forever to find a way out.

Chapter Two
I walk down the street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I pretend that I don't see it.
I fall in again.
I can't believe I am in this same place.
But, it isn't my fault.
It still takes a long time to get out.

Chapter Three
I walk down the same street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I see it is there.
I still fall in ... it's a habit ... but, my eyes are open.
I know where I am.
It is my fault.
I get out immediately.

Chapter Four
I walk down the same street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I walk around it.

Chapter Five
I walk down another street
Happy New Year!
Abby

2 comments:

Trish said...

Cracked me up! Ch. 5: I walk down another street! So, sounds like me falling into the same pits day after day, week after week. Happy New Year!

Lindsey Watson said...

so simple, yet so true....walk down another street! :) thanks for sharing that. i want to make it my goal to walk down a different street this year. and a different one the year after that, and a different one the year after that. love you tons!