Most of my New Year’s Resolutions over the years haven’t lasted past the last winter’s frost. So last year I finally decided to avoid the guilt and let myself off the hook (Post 1/1/15).
But it didn’t feel quite right. It isn’t just that New Year’s resolutions are a tradition, like the ball on Times Square on New Year’s Eve. There’s something more. Writing new year’s resolutions requires that I take the time to thoughtfully review the past year and to look forward into the new one. Each resolve is the hope to become something better than I am. This brand new year will provide fresh opportunities to be a kinder, more compassionate, more balanced person. In this new year there will be times to smile more; to be more playful and less anxious; ways to spend more energy on the people in my life and less on the“busyness” of life. To forgive more and worry less.
So this year I’m giving it another try. Maybe I’ll be more successful this time. But even if my resolutions last only three months; three weeks, or three days, it will be time well spent. Happy New Year!