New year! New You!!

New Year’s. Its a time for change. Or at least promising ourselves that we will make a change. I mean, let’s be honest. We’ve all been there. We make #allofthegoals. We make #alloftheplans to accomplish said goals. And then February 1st rolls around. We’re tired of hearing #allofourgoals and #allofourplans mock us, so we hide them away till next year. When we don’t remember just how badly that first (or second, or third, or fourth … ) attempt actually went. After all of that Christmas magic has set in and we’re feeling a little more optimistic.

There’s a reason New Year’s and all of those resolutions come after Christmas.

It’s the Savior. His atonement. We’ve just spent a month or more thinking about Him. And all of the things He did. And all of the things He made possible. How could we not feel a little more empowered?

He’s what enables us to even want to try to change. But more than that, He makes the change itself possible. He descended below all things, and then rose above.

So this year, when you make your resolutions, remember that. Remember Him.

Maybe you can’t do it on your own. But who said you have to?