Monday, January 05, 2009
A fellow-blogger whose writings I peruse wrote about her 2009 by coming up with a single word that would describe her goals. Hers was focus. Mine is discipline. I/we have all kinds of hopes and plans for 2009. But, they require discipline to accomplish. Some of the big themes include the following: I need to remain disciplined in order to finish my thesis by fall. We want to run another half marathon in July, which is going to require disciplined training and an all-around more healthy lifestyle. Yesterday's church service reminded me that I need to have discipline in my walk with God, if I think I'm going to grow to be a better follower of Him, and a better person to those around me. I want to be a better friend, practice more on my flute, be able to do more of the intense yoga positions, read more books, be a more generous wife, knit [maybe also crochet?] more creative things, love people more loudly, and finish my thesis. All of which I think would benefit from my becoming more disciplined. In my spiritual life, in my relationships with others, in my work, in my personal activities. Discipline.