Yesterday I gave a list of Kid’s Resolutions. Today we continue Resolutions For All Ages: Age appropriate resolutions that anyone can keep!
The Teen Years:
12 – 13 years old – I resolve that I will learn the value of money. I said I’d learn the value of money, I didn’t say anything about understanding it, or do anything to avoid over-spending it. I resolve to sell at least half of my toy stuffie collection. It will help supplement my allowance.
13 – 14 years old – I resolve to spend less time texting, being online or playing video games. Instead I will study more, not argue as much with my parents and keep my room neat and tidy. Hahahahahahahahaha! I resolve to be less sarcastic.
14 – 15 years old – I resolve to spend more time around friends who tend to build me up rather than tear me down. I resolve to be that kind of a friend too.
15 – 16 years old – I resolve to stop rolling my eyes whenever my mother makes a comment that offends me.
16 – 17 years old – I resolve to get my driver’s license. I resolve to not get upset with people when they ask me what I want to do after I’ve finished high school. I resolve not to get upset with myself for not having a clue what I want to do after I finish high school. I resolve to finish high school.
17 – 18 years old – I’ve got nothing…well, I suppose I could resolve to figure out what it means to be called an “adult”, even when I feel like I just want to be a kid again.
18 – 19 – I’ve still got nothing but I’m resolving to work towards something.
19 – 25 – I resolve to work hard, play hard, dream big, love big and find someone to share my life with who loves God more than me, but loves ME more than anyone else!
25 – 30 – I resolve to spend more time with those people who mean the most to me and to put their needs first over mine. I resolve to dream bigger.
30 – 35 – I resolve to spend even more time with those people who mean the most to me and to continue to put their needs first over mine. I resolve to love bigger!
35 – 40 – I resolve to worry less about money and status and show more generosity and good will to those around me.
40 – 45 – I resolve to spend precious time with my parents and those older adults who have taught me the values of life when I was too young and foolish to understand or care. Now that I am teaching those same values to my children, I resolve to keep teaching even when they don’t want to listen or understand.
45 – 50 – I resolve to smile in the face of adversity, to lean on God even more than I’ve ever done before. I resolve to try to do one new thing that I’ve never done before.
50 – 55 – I resolve to laugh, laugh out loud at least once every single day!
Empty Nesters and Beyond!
55 – 60 – I resolve to spend precious time with my children, my grandchildren and those friends who have stood the “test of time” with me. I resolve to dream even bigger than I ever did before!
60 – 70 – I resolve to pour myself out in service to my Lord, to share my life’s journey with all who will listen, and to love even bigger than I ever did before!
70 – Glory – I resolve to never look back on my life with regret. I resolve to accept each gray hair and each wrinkle with grace and be thankful for every day that the Lord has allowed me to shine beyond my years!