New Year Ramblings

missing: a laptop

Ok, 2015 happened. And my 2015 so far looks a lot like the picture above.

But I would really like to give 2015 some thought here.

How would I like 2015 to be?

  1. Better walk with God than before — stronger intimacy, bolder obedience
  2. Better relationships — learning how to love others before self
  3. Better opportunities — taking my projects up a notch, and prayerfully be able to get out of seemingly never-ending mindless cycle of work
  4. Better health, better outlook — learning how to take care of my own health, physically and mentally

In other words, I just want to be a better, stronger person than I was before.


Here are Pope Francis’s suggested resolutions. It’s a good list:

– “Take care of your spiritual life, your relationship with God, because this is the backbone of everything we do and everything we are.”
– “Take care of your family life, giving your children and loved ones not just money, but most of all your time, attention and love.”
– “Take care of your relationships with others, transforming your faith into life and your words into good works, especially on behalf of the needy.”
– “Be careful how you speak, purify your tongue of offensive words, vulgarity and worldly decadence.”
– “Heal wounds of the heart with the oil of forgiveness, forgiving those who have hurt us and medicating the wounds we have caused others.”
– “Look after your work, doing it with enthusiasm, humility, competence, passion and with a spirit that knows how to thank the Lord.”
– “Be careful of envy, lust, hatred and negative feelings that devour our interior peace and transform us into destroyed and destructive people.”
– “Watch out for anger that can lead to vengeance; for laziness that leads to existential euthanasia; for pointing the finger at others, which leads to pride; and for complaining continually, which leads to desperation.”
– “Take care of brothers and sisters who are weaker … the elderly, the sick, the hungry, the homeless and strangers, because we will be judged on this.”

Here’s to a great 2015!

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