I’ll go to the gym. I’ll volunteer. I’ll eat better, live better, be stronger. In a sense, New Year’s Resolutions are a way of testing our resolve — of looking back at what you have no interest in repeating and seeing just how long you can keep those things behind you. With each item on the list, we are essentially going, “I resolve to turn a new leaf, to go down a new path, to leave behind what needs to be left behind.” Even the superficial resolutions are deep vows to ourselves, reminders that we have unhealthy habits that need dropping, that there is so much to do in this world.
If 2015 tested my strength, 2016 tested my resolve. And I vow to go in to 2017 with more than just a set of resolutions. I want to dive straight to the core — to what those resolutions actually mean, to the promises made to our souls.
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