"Be better"

Today, in one of our meetings, we were asked to turn to the person next to us and let them know what our New Year's resolution is. Now, me being me, I'd written down tonnes (see a few posts back for details!), but I tried to sum them up. And then, after thinking for a moment or four, the exact phrase came to me. This year, in 2010, I want to....


I want to be a better friend, and a better sister, and a better daughter, and a better girlfriend, and a better teacher, and a better blogger, and a better Christian, and a better Joinee, and a better person...I want to end this year thinking "yep. That's improved!" Whether it's big things or small things, I want to be better.

I want to make time to see my lovely friends, to email them regularly, to call them and hear their beautiful voices. I want to love them and support them in the exciting seasons they are navigating. I want to spoil them with letters and tea and time. I want to be part of my siblings lives, even though they are far away. I want to work hard, to really give a lot to my job, to see what I can get out of my classes. I want to help them love to learn! I want to be a good Joinee, and not be afraid to RAoK, even if I sometimes find it scary, or if people think I'm weird, or hypocritical, or stupid for doing so. I want to make my mummy and daddy proud. I want to write my life here, and hopefully provide some giggles and sunshine along the way. I want to save money and live more frugally. I want to grow in faith. I have to say, I'm loving making time to read some Bible each day, and having that regular 15 minutes with the Word. I want to pray and study and just spend plenty of time on this. I want to be healthy, and reliable, and strong. I want to be the kind of girlfriend that Matthew deserves, a girlfriend who makes his world a better place, who supports him and helps him to grow. I want to be kind and loving and hard-working.

And all of that adds up to me wanting to...be better!

Here's to a positive 2010! What are you hoping to improve this year? (not that you need to, you fabulous people!)

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  1. Amen, sister! I am hoping to become more patient. I actually started last year. I had good practice today, with a volunteer who talked my head off for over an hour.

  2. Great capsule of a whole host of resolutions! Good luck - sounds like the year ahead will hold much fun!

  3. "Be Better" - what a wonderfully succinct resolution. I love it.

    There's a line from a Matt Good song that simply says "a better, happier you" and I'm always looking to become the better, happier me and I guess resolutions are all about that.

    But you're right - I am fabulous! :D

  4. Another lovely post that made me smile! I used to opt to be "more fabulous" when I couldn't think of another resolution.....granted I "borrowed" that one from a friend :)

  5. I like that..."be better". I should add it to my list too!

  6. Thanks for the sweet comment!! Your resolutions are wonderful! Here's to a new year!

  7. thanks for stopping by my blog! I really like "Be Better" because it can apply to everything in our lives! I most want to focus on being a better Christian though!

  8. Thank you for your comment on my post at (In)Courage. I'm so glad to find your beautiful blog, and I appreciate the inspiration to "be better" in 2010. :)



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