Tuesday, August 24, 2021

One Big Change

A friend recently mentioned that she couldn’t believe it had been almost seven years since she committed to giving up sugar for an entire year and, in a show of support, I gave up soft drinks.


Our conversation moved on to other things. But over the next several days, my mind kept wandering back to what she had said.


Giving up soda for an entire year had been an invigorating challenge, and I’d been surprised at how much fun I’d had sticking to my commitment. The more I thought about it, the more appealing I found the idea of doing something similar in 2022. 


I began compiling a list of ideas as they occurred to me. Just for fun, of course. 


And then it happened. While riding my Villager trike on a path alongside the Meramec River last Sunday, I suddenly decided to do it. To commit to a significant life change for 2022.


I don’t know yet what it will be. No matter what I commit to, I’ll share it here closer to the end of 2021. 



Until then, I hope you’ll offer ideas of things I could either do every day or not do at all for an entire year. Possibilities that have already occurred to me include walking 5 miles, eating 7 servings of fruits & veggies, knitting 4 rows of a current project, not breaking the speed limit, and abstaining from all chocolate. Also on my list is discarding (donating, selling, or throwing away) one possession every day.   


So . . . share your suggestions via a comment below!  What big change do you suggest I commit to in 2022?





3 comments:

  1. Reading the Bible over a year
    Volunteering
    Calling or visiting a friend every week
    ??

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  2. Wonderful ideas! I’m actually reading the Bible (chronologically) this year, and I want to do that again in a couple of years. I’m thinking that is something I want to do every few years, actually.

    I’ve added volunteering and calling/visiting a friend every week to my list to consider. I appreciate your taking the time to share those suggestions. :)

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  3. Wonderful ideas! I’m actually reading the Bible (chronologically) this year, and I want to do that again in a couple of years. I’m thinking that is something I want to do every few years, actually.

    I’ve added volunteering and calling/visiting a friend every week to my list to consider. I appreciate your taking the time to share those suggestions. :)

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