After defeating the British fleet in the Battle of Lake Erie of 1813, Oliver Hazard Perry, commander of the American fleet, dispatched one of the most famous messages in military history to Maj. Gen. William Henry Harrison. It read: "Dear Gen'l: We have met the enemy, and they are ours..."
In 1970 cartoonist Walt Kelly famously paraphrased the statement as, "We have met the enemy, and he is us."
In our quest for personal change, we will discover soon enough that the greatest foe to overcome is self. Old habits are hard to die and replace. It takes an iron-clad commitment to pursue change every second, every minute...hour and day.
But if we are going to pursue a grander vision for 2017 and live up to God's purposes...change we must. And in recognizing our need for change, we are well underway for a great New Year!
Here's something I just read (source: Philippine Star):
According to WHO Philippines, these resolutions would lead to a healthier and happier 2017:
Have a healthy and balanced diet Quit smoking Exercise Drink less alcohol Visit your local health center regularly
And if I may add, give time for proper care of the soul. It's the one thing that will last for eternity. Happy New Year!