Friday, January 2, 2009


1. I resolve to ACT instead of react when faced with
major problems in my life or little interactions/challenges.

2. I resolve to stop worrying about things out of my control
and RELY on God and His plan for my earthly daily life.

3. I resolve to study the scriptures or read something
inspirational daily BEFORE reading the newspapers.

4. I resolve to express more gratitude daily to my God
in KNEELING prayers and ask for His help in my life.

5. I resolve to find more happiness daily, to REACH OUT
to others, and be the friend and confidant they need.


  1. Either I don't know you as well as I think I do... or these aren't very radical changes.

    1. You manage to think every disappointment and challenge through and not let it get you down for more than a minute.

    2. You constantly rely on God and accept your life ircimstances to be what they are. You've always done this cheerfully, expressing the knowledge that in time things will either change or you'll have a deeper understanding of them.

    3. I don't know how often or how early in the day you read your scriptures. I do know that you have a solid knowledge of what they contain and that you live by the principles in them... so I'm thinking you've been doing some reading somewhere along the line.

    4. There again... I'm not well acquainted with the attitude of your physical self when you pray... But, I am absolutely sure that you thank him several times a day, and that you make him a part of every decision facing you. Prayer is like breathing to you. You may not be constantly thinking about it, but you are constantly doing it. Remeber the poem about Silus, the man who fell down the well?

    5. You look for happiness in every corner and spread it daily. You are one of the best friends and confidents on the planet!!

    So... they may be good resolutions. Okay. They ARE good resoutions but, they will not be hard for you.

    Maybe climbing Mt Fuji or something would be a challenge.

  2. Great post, Lin. Thanks for sharing your resolutions for the new year. I agree with Caryn especially concerning #5. You are a constant source of encouragement and a friend always.

    Happy New Year to you.

  3. That is a great list, Lin. To live in the moment humbly. What the prophets suggested we do all those years ago. Excellent. God bless your new year.

  4. Lin, I appreciate getting a peak at what you are thinking about as this New Year begins. I wish you joy and grace for your journey!

  5. Great list, Lin. I'm afraid I didn't come up with much of a list of resolutions because I'm still working on 2008's. Sigh.

  6. All very worthy resolutions. I am sure you will see them through. It's fun to read the goals or resolutions others set for themselves. I think it's a wonderful thing to do. Have enjoyed reading your blog even when I don't always comment.

  7. these were wonderful, and got me thinking some. Thanks for sharing these, in this lovely post.
    Your blog is most enjoyed!