I've been thinking on the whole New Year's resolutions tradition. I skipped it last year, tired of making (and breaking) the same old promises to myself. This year I wanted to think of something less breakable.
So here it is, in black and white-
This year I resolve to avoid the dreaded Comparison Trap. I have fallen in many times, comparing myself to bigger and fancier birds. Well, my plumage may no be so bright, but it keeps me warm. Perhaps my nest is less grand than some birds', but it is soft and cozy and just right for my little flock. I might not sing the most eloquent song, but it's melody is sweet and clear. So this year, I promise myself to keep on singing, and to delight in the songs of others without being diminished by them.
The Comparison Trap can't catch this bird!
What promises are you making to yourself this New Year?