Wednesday, December 31, 2008

In the year 2009...

Instead of some New Year's Resolutions, I have decided to list out some of my New Year's Expectations.

In the year 2009, I expect:
  • A phone call in the middle of the day with good news
  • A phone call in the middle of the night with bad news
  • New friendships to emerge and grow
  • Old friendships to require some investment and energy
  • To laugh on at least one occasion
  • To cry, but not as often as I laugh (I hope)
  • To complain about the weather at least 27 times, maybe even twice in one day
  • Some rain
  • Some sun
  • Some snow and flooding and landslides and fires – but not near my house, I hope
  • At least one memorable trip or vacation
  • At least one picture of myself that makes me cringe
  • At least one victory in racquetball
  • At least 10 defeats in racquetball
  • To sleep in a few times
  • To oversleep maybe once
  • Gas prices to rise
  • Gas prices to drop
  • To hear worse economic news
  • To not let bad economic news bring me down
  • To covet an iPhone at least once
  • To read some books I enjoy
  • To read at least one book that deserved a refund
  • More friends on Facebook
  • More friends on Facebook to make easy jokes at my expense
  • More friends on Facebook to experience the same toward them
  • Deeper intimacy with God
  • Deeper questions for God
  • Greater clarity from God
  • Greater wonder toward God
  • Many moments when I feel younger than I really am
  • Some moments when I'm reminding how old I'm becoming
  • Opportunities to act my age
  • Opportunities to act immaturely
  • To reach the end of 2009 wondering how the year passed so quickly

2 comments:

AshliO said...

Thou shalt not covet, Rob. (PS: I sooooo want an iPhone.0

Anonymous said...

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