Another year arrived at our doorstep this morning and it promises to be a good one. 'How do I know?', you ask. I know because it was a gloriously sunny day here in the Pacific Northwest - not a cloud in the sky. And it screamed out loud, "2013 Has Arrived!"
With the dawning of another year, comes more resolutions. I've been thinking about what my new year's resolution has been for a while now - and I declare 2013 will be 'The Year of Less'. Ten Percent Less to be more precise.
A few weeks back during a bible study, I read about the seven deadly sins. You know them, I'm sure - Lust, Gluttony, Greed, Sloth, Wrath, Envy and Pride. For some reason, the ugly head of gluttony seemed to strike a chord. Images of Jabba the Hutt in Star Wars and the Fat People in Wall-e came to mind, and with these images I looked around my lovely home and wondered if I have been unknowingly committing a deadly sin. If you look into the closets, under the bed and behind the cabinet doors you will see the evidence of a gluttonous life. My feeble attempt to satiate my desires with clothes, shoes, sparkly bobbles and things that are oh so sweet.
Well, now that I recognize the sin I have been rolling in, I must make a change and so it will be. I have put together a plan to reduce the things that clutter my life by ten percent. In so doing, I look forward to seeing how God fills my life with abundance and joy!
I hope you'll share your new year's resolution and the progress you are making. Tune in next Tuesday ('Ten-Percent Tuesday') to see read about how I'm doing. Happy New Year!
“He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.” - Socrates