January 1, 2010

More new year's thoughts

From an e-mail from Dr. Gary Chapman who wrote "The Five Love Languages":

This is a day for reflection. We stand on the threshold of new opportunities. Are you pleased with the way you invested your time and energies last year? Are there changes you need to make in your lifestyle as we move into 2010? Do you need to drop some activities and add others? Family, church, vocation, and neighbors are all important.

The key word is 'balance'. The greatest satisfaction in life is investing your life in the lives of others. But you also need to take care of yourself. Proper food, sleep, and recreation keep the body strong. A daily quiet time with God, and weekly involvement with other Christians energize the spirit. Could a minor change in your lifestyle make a major difference in you effectiveness?

I challenge you to make the most of the year. Take time for reflection. Make necessary lifestyle changes. Find balance. Take care of yourself. And above all seek the Lord's guidance daily.