I am not a big maker of New Year's resolutions. Years of breaking them, followed by years of avoiding them, followed by...Bet you get the picture.
However, when I was diagnosed with diabetes (yep, we share that) and began handling all of the complications, I went into a funk. Then, one day, as I went through my journal, I realized how much time I was spending wishing that I were not sick, wishing that life were better, wishing that I could retire, yada, yada, yada.... That day was a turning point.
Bet you thought I forgot about the question, but I didn't.
Okay--so I gave up the New Year's resolutions. Instead, I vowed daily to appreciate my family, to keep focused on what I like about my life, to engage weekly in something I enjoy doing, and to whine and complain as much as I want for only TWO days before letting go of whatever causes each "grief event." I also resolved to take good care of myself. That last promise has been the hardest, but after nine years I realize that I am doing better at the taking care part and at the being thankful level too. I have stayed fairly faithful to renewing the daily promises. That beginning of the year list is too much pressure for me.
So, (finally, I am getting to the answer--lol) my resolution is to keep on with keeping on. I have discovered in this journey that my life has not changed--it is harder--but that I am happier, more engaged with everything, and more at peace with what I am doing. I fail sometimes in keeping my promises to myself, but I know that each day I can start over again. And this year has been the absolute best.
I wish you well with the diabetes. I also wish you well with the resolutions. Have a happy, healthy, and peaceful 2007.