Â Most of my New Year’s Resolutions Â overÂ the years haven’tÂ lasted pastÂ the last winter’sÂ frost. Â So last year I Â finally decided to avoid the guilt and let myself off the hook (Post 1/1/15).
But it didn’t feel quite right. Â It isn’t just that NewÂ Year’s resolutions areÂ a tradition, like the ball on Times Square on New Yearâ€™s Eve. Â There’s something more. Â WritingÂ Â new year’s resolutions requires that I take the time to Â thoughtfully reviewÂ the past year and to look forward into the new one. Â Each resolve isÂ the hope toÂ become something better than I am. Â This brand new year will provideÂ freshÂ opportunities to be a kinder, more compassionate, more balancedÂ person. Â In this new year there will be timesÂ to smile more; to be more playfulÂ and lessÂ anxious; ways toÂ spend more energyÂ on the people in my life and less on theâ€œbusynessâ€ of life. Â To forgive more and worry less.
So this year Iâ€™m giving it another try. Â Maybe I’ll be more successful this time. Â But Â even if my resolutionsÂ last only three months; three weeks, or three days, it will beÂ Â time well spent. Happy New Year!