Personally, I no longer make new year's resolutions. To me, they just look good on paper, and nothing else. It is burdensome too in those times that I attempted to fulfill one. I successfully and spectacularly fail rather than fulfill those on things I repeatedly put on the list anyway! Hehehe!!!
So, to do away with feelings of guilt, panic, anxiety, and foot-in-mouth disease (which is a very stressful way to start the year), I have resolved to just start the year with a prayer like this:
The charity to donate it to, lead me, for You know who needs it best.
Knowing I cannot exist or do anything alone outside your care...
Please have it in Your heart to listen to this little list of wishes,
That in the year, we see them come to pass, and be left laughing in happy stitches...
A hand filled to excess with blessings and riches,
Help me give away to those whose homes are made in ditches.
With each day, teach me love, and teach me true prayer,
To praise Thee, with all that I am, now and forever.
All these I ask to prosper in my hands,
That when You account for it, I give you excess, and not any lack.