Recommended Resolutions

New Years As you know, I haven’t posted an article since mid December. I’ve been looking for a voice. I want to say things here that matter and that have relevance. I want this spot and the 3 minutes a week that you spend here to be worthwhile. I honestly don’t think there is anything great about my thoughts or words. But I enjoy putting them down, and many of you encourage me to share. I appreciate that. 

I want to be a better person than I have always been, I think we all want that. But the truth is I think that we don’t see the “us” that other people see. We see the “us” we would like to see. So realizing that I have blind spots about myself, I did a strange thing at new years two months ago.  

We went out for ice cream and sitting around the table at Braums, I asked my wife and each of my children what my new year’s resolution should be. No kidding! Initially there were some jokes, but in the end, they didn’t take it lightly. Don’t try this at home! . . . if you aren’t willing to face what is said. 

They were gentle, kind and honest. I wont tell you what they said, it’s a little embarrassing, but they were on target. The things they mentioned are truly things I need to change. I don’t know how often I will post an article here these next few months, but I want you to know this. . .  

I want to write and say things that encourage, inform and perhaps even bless you. I want to write out of joy not pain, (although I know pain is useful at times.) So as I am working on my own Recommended Resolutions. I hope you’ll stay tuned and that you’ll see an improved person at the heart of these words. One perhaps more worthy of its name sake. 

telemicus out

3 Responses to Recommended Resolutions

  1. Eric says:

    This topic reminds me of a Robert Burns line:

    O wad some Power the giftie gie us
    To see oursels as ithers see us!
    It wad frae mony a blunder free us,
    An’ foolish notion:
    What airs in dress an’ gait wad lea’e us,
    An’ ev’n devotion!

    http://www.worldburnsclub.com/poems/translations/552.htm

  2. J Neve says:

    Glad you’re back.
    You’ve blessed me, friend.
    May He bless your resolutions.
    Neve

  3. Rick says:

    You are a brave man I’m not sure I’m ready to follow your lead on this one, but know my prayers are with you, to obtain whaterve it is God has in store for you.

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