Have you heard of the term “laser-focused”? As you might imagine, it describes someone who is extremely focused on something, maybe a goal – never wavering in their attention – straight ahead like a laser beam. There is a man in my church in his 70s that uses this term often. I like it.
Sadly, it’s time to put my Christmas pants away. I’m not ashamed to admit it: I enjoy some holiday R&R in an old pair of red and green flannel pajama pants (trousers for my British friends). There are so many great traditions to enjoy during this season, but my Christmas pants have become a personal favorite. Ironically and symbolically each year I put these comfy, warm, and stretchy pants back in the closet and kick into planning mode for the new year. I pull out a new calendar and inevitably start thinking about my New Year’s resolutions.