RESOLUTION FOR THE NEW YEAR
I will look to God, myself, and my neighbor for wisdom, strength, and inspiration to be and to do the best with all that I am, all that I have, and all that I receive in the year with us now. I will sustain focus in my life on the positive, the valuable, the precious, the good, and whatever makes for peace, harmony, cooperation, and progress in my life and relationships.
I will rest much and playfully but not waste time, money, energy, or other valued resources. Even my daydreaming time shall open me up to the reception of feeling and thinking about new possibilities for mindful living. I will remain open to the voice and inspiring presence of the Holy Spirit. I will watch for His ways, words, and will in my life. This will be a good, full year of life for me on earth.
If I should be fortunate enough to be permitted to return to my eternal home with God, I will count myself blessed. There, I will continue to wish the best, pray the best, and expect the best for my loved ones and all for whom I accept interest and responsibility on earth.
I shall sharpen my ability to serve with excellence if called to Civil Air Patrol service. I shall maintain maximum proficiency at flying so that I and others may safely enjoy travel in the airways. I will count myself fortunate to dwell in a club of fellows interested in the skill, art, and craft of flying! We shall rejoice in our times together! We shall venture over the airways as often as possible and enjoy fellowship around fun, food, learning, play, and service whenever possible.
I will regard my family, my worship group, my community, my nation, and the whole world as awesome gifts commanding my care and reverence for these received graces from God. I will not break faith with God who gives so much for me to treasure, value, maintain, and enhance with passionate zeal. May I extend goodness and kindness, grace and mercy, and skilled resourcefulness to everyone, everywhere possible. In giving to the full, I receive fully. I am and shall be grateful this new year.
Thanks be to God! Amen!
Chaplain Lt Col Edco Bailey, D.Min., b.c.c.