should I begin with resolutions that I won’t keep or thoughts off bettering myself only to fall prey to my old habits?

perhaps this year should begin with a promise to enjoy what things come my way and making the best of what I am given by the grace of God.

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. – Ephesians 2:8-9 [NIV]

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