And just like that, we’re six months in. It doesn’t seem so long ago we were screaming “Happy New Year,” blowing obnoxious noise makers, and singing really horrific versions of Auld Lang Syne. Along with the New Year festivities, a good number of us made promises to ourselves to turn over a new leaf–literally. We promised to forsake cupcakes and cookies, fast-food, and pizza–essentially all the stuff that makes life tasty–and eat more green things instead. And exercise. Don’t forget, we promised to exercise too.
You may have other more personal promises you made yourself. Perhaps you vowed to read your Bible everyday, pray more, volunteer in your community, or do something to make a difference in someone else’s life. Don’t throw in the towel. It’s not too late. Revisit your list and pick one thing you can start working on today. Commit to small daily changes and, before you know it, you’ve eaten the entire proverbial elephant. Just like we have a choice to see the glass half empty or half full, we can view this as six months wasted or see that we still have a whole six months left to get stuff done. You’ve got this.