I am doing alright so far on my Thanksgiving resolution to not have an opinion about flippin’ everything.
Okay, the reality of it is, I still very much have an opinion, but I am (doing a better job of) exercising constraint about when it is necessary to actually express it.
So, rather than being over-ambitious and trying to take on too many promises, I am going to offer a prayer that I hope to remember throughout the year.
I pray mostly for perspective, patience, peace, and a sense of humor.
Beyond that I pray that, as humans, we remember that this home of ours called earth is a gift and that we will learn to exist in it and not simply rule over it.
I hope to be more compassionate and generous, especially when it is hard.
I pray to care about myself enough to take care of myself.
I hope to make the most of my talents and share them graciously whenever possible.
I pray to forgive more and to need to be forgiven less.
I hope to celebrate the beauty in imperfection.
I want to do a better job of appreciating those who appreciate me and spend less energy on those who do not.
And I pray that I will continuously count my blessings and overcome my challenges and that I will do it with laughter, intelligence, and sincerity.
Lastly, I pray that those who are less fortunate or alone or scared will find comfort and it will be gladly given by those who have much to share.