I know I'm not the only one who doesn't make New Year's Resolutions.
I do believe that the New Year is a great time for a New Start. I've already started off with a Daniel Fast, mostly as a support to my non-vegetarian friends, seeing as how it's not much different from my normal eating habits. I definitely miss sugar, bread, cheese, and caffeine (a little...not much as I thought I would).
For those of you who are thinking about eating healthier, I have this one bit of advice: do NOT think of it as a diet. Anything that is meant to be a permanent change is not meant to have a semi-permanent mind set.
Any of you who are doing something like the 21 day Daniel Fast (which mimic's Daniel's diet while in captivity, refusing to eat non-kosher food, instead living off mainly veggies, and still ending up looking stronger and more handsome than anyone else in prison), or any other temporary goal I have this one bit of advice: you can do ANYTHING for 21 days!!! I mean it! If you can wrap your head around the fact that you can run really hard for just 5 minutes, or not eat something for just one day...you are powerful, and a force to be reckoned with!
Take this New Year by the horns, and do something you never thought you could. Don't make a resolution that is out of reach; most people have already dropped theirs by now. Choose to make each day new, and know that God's mercies are new each morning.