I look at my outside….if only my nose were smaller, I could lose ten pounds, my eyes were bigger, my lips fuller…….

I look at my inside….if only I could trust more and fear less, I could grow in my faith, I could let things go a bit easier……

Each day I begin with my resolutions.  Today I will try to…..

Each evening I reflect and acknowledge that, once again, I slipped….

Why can’t I change that behavior, break that habit, become the person I want to be?

Perhaps we try too hard, perhaps we try to leap when we should be taking baby steps.  One small step, one kind word or one ‘biting of the tongue’ may be enough, I see a baby step, God sees me soar.

If we open ourselves to these baby steps, then I believe that God will take over.  We welcome him in, we ask for his help, and he enters as our invited guest.  We can’t do it alone, sometimes it is enough to simply ask for ‘help’.  As we wobble and fall while learning to walk, run and finally dance, let God take our hands as we begin with our baby steps.

One baby step today, this is what I pray for.