Today, I am thankful for commitment.
Once started, follow through. ~Greeting card message
Sometimes, my commitment is strong. As in family, friends, neighbors, marriage, prayer, health, exercise, gardening, rock climbing, work, writing, learning, faith, recycling, mulching, composting, bargain hunting, voting, conserving water/energy. As in visiting Tom while he's still hospitalized and vowing to continue to help him no matter where his journey takes him.
Sometimes, my commitment waivers. As in job hunting, house decluttering, church going, weed pulling, eating only organically grown fruits and vegetables, skipping dessert, sending holiday cards, reading the Bible, walking/biking instead of driving, sticking to a budget, watching less television, keeping a journal.
And, sometimes, my commitment doesn't matter in the grand scheme of things. As in not finishing a sewing or knitting project (the ones that began as good ideas but don't fit or look quite right), not finishing a library book that lost me at chapter one, not making the bed.
For this blessing, I am grateful.