Today is the day most people talk about their New Year’s resolutions; they talk about what they’re resolving to do in the coming year. Then a couple of weeks from now news cameras show people who resolved to lose weight this year enjoying an ice cream cone. “Oh well,” they say with a smile, “maybe next year.”
The word “resolve” comes from the Latin word, resolvere, which means “to loosen.” This is also where the word “solvent” comes from. I just looked up the definition of the word solvent, and one of the meanings is “something that acts to weaken or dispel a particular attitude or situation.”
This is what true resolve does in our lives. It disables what may be hindering us from having what we want in our lives.
That’s my new year’s resolution to you. To help you shake loose what’s hindering you from living the life you love. We’ll start tomorrow.
Happy New Year!