New Year’s Resolutions

2 Jan


Last January, I posted these two articles I wrote for Burnside:::

Does God Laugh at Our Resolutions?

Christian New Year’s Resolutions

Reading them a year later, I wish that I had done so sooner and refocused myself.  I really love these two resolutions:::

Resolution:  Walk humbly with God.

Resolution:  Love others.

The notion of walking humbly with God is just so beautiful and peaceful.  When I visited my family over the holidays, we took a few walks together.  There was no agenda.  We simply walked leisurely around the neighborhood, taking in the bright pinks of the flowering trees and the azure sky as we chatted.  The walks were short — under half an hour — but that time we spent meandering cul-de-sacs and admiring palm trees made an impression on me.  It felt meaningful even though our conversations weren’t necessarily any more meaningful than any other conversations we had during our time together.  In New York City, I walk a lot, but I’m usually walking with an agenda — with a predetermined place to go and time to be there by — and am walking on my own against a crowd of strangers.  Walking with someone just to enjoy their company is a much different feeling.

2 Responses to “New Year’s Resolutions”

  1. Scott at Real Epicurean January 8, 2012 at 5:25 pm #

    I couldn’t bring myself to commit to new year’s resolutions. Typical man!

    • Stephanie Nikolopoulos January 8, 2012 at 6:24 pm #

      Not even something food-related?! I checked out your blog, and it was full of so many delicious ideas!! …Truth be told I didn’t really make any “resolutions” either; my deadlines keep me in check.

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