Isn't that how all good things are? Good for you and good for others. My dad used to say that you knew a deal was good if it passed that criterion. Good for you. Good for them.
Hopefully, my word will fit that bill. I wish it were a more flowery word, with a bunch of syllables, but it’s not. But it packs a punch for me. And since I decided on it, it has already helped. My word for 2012 is
As in, do it now. Whatever it is.
Go through the mail now. Don’t let it pile up.
Make the decision now. Procrastination limits your options. Is it really going to be easier to think about and make the decision later? Are you going to have any more time later?
Put the item in its place now, instead of on the dining room table.
Return the phone call now.
Make the menu for the week now instead of “winging it.”
Eat healthier now.
Spend time with your kids now.
Finish ____ now.
You get the picture. I have major tendencies to procrastinate. Procrastination births regret. And I’m tired of nursing that baby. So I'm stopping that bad habit now.
Now also carries the sense of being fully engaged in the present. Bloom where you are planted. Glorify God where you are. Most of you have probably heard the quote: "Today is a gift. That's why it's call the present." That's cause for fully engaging and for saying "thank you." Now.