As I laid upon my bed New Year's Eve of 2007 waiting for sleep to whisk me off into that wonderful land of dreams, I found myself thinking about New Year resolutions and I began to question why people need a particular day (such as New Year's Eve) to seriously focus on the change or changes they want to make in their lives. For the most part, there are 365 days in a year yet we seem to need a motivational catapult to launch us into taking the first steps in making changes, or at least considering what we would like to change. It would seem to me that losing weight, quitting smoking, being kinder to others, getting in touch with ourselves et al, should be important enough to undertake at any point. So why is it that we seem to require that psychological crutch of a new beginning to do things that we need to do? Is it simply popular to verbalize what our resolutions will be on New Year's Eve because that is what the majority of people do, or are we all experts in procrastination and are therefore capable of putting off making the unpleasant alterations? In any event, I personally do not make New Year resolutions because I see no value in setting myself up for failure so early in the year. I seldom accomplish my resolutions, so I have vowed to stop making them. I'd rather just enjoy the New Year day by day and if I want to accomplish something really meaningful let it be that I walk more closely with Jesus.