Sunday, December 29, 2013

Do you resolve to change something?

Resolutions.   Everyone thinks about making a few resolutions when a new year hits.  It's that time of year nowto turn the page, to start a new calendar, and to think about resolving things that you are not satisfied with in your life.  Perhaps they are things that have been getting in the way of bringing greater happiness, or perhaps you want to improve yourself - physically, emotionally, spiritually.

Have you thought about it? Do you make resolutions?

To be honest, I don't always.  But, it's 2 days until a new year and I can't seem to sleep right now.  So, it seems like a good time to write down a few ideas for things I'd like to resolve:

1.  I want to work on how I react to things I don't agree with at times.  I want to be "cooler" about it.  Less abrasive.  I want to stop thinking that I know best. I've been known to give a look, and I often jump in and say something quickly without thinking it through.  I hope to do better. I want to think more, respect other opinions, and stay calm.

Let me be clear that that doesn't mean I will be wishy-washy, or not care about subjects or people... hopefully that will NOT change.  I just hope to handle situations better.

2.  It's what everyone says, but yes, I need to get more aerobic for my health.  Move, move move!  I'm getting to an age (well, actually I'm not "getting" there - I'm there) and I need to be more active to help with keeping muscles toned, to help with weight control, and with bringing on the happy endorphines naturally.

3.  I want to work harder on my music.  I get spurts of energy at times that last a day or a week, and I practice and focus on it, but I'm not consistent and I know to really improve and to be more assured in my ability, I need to make it a priority.

4.  I find myself at a time and place where I don't really have to do much that I don't want to do, or that I don't like to do.  Wow!  How wonderful!   It's been a lifetime of getting here...but I have learned to say "no" gracefully and I have reached a time when all of my day-to-day activities are fun for me.  I want to continue doing them in 2014.

I think that's enough.  Too many resolutions and I'm not sure I could work at them all and be successful.  The point is NOT to fail, right?

I hope I can keep mindful of these resolutions as the months of 2014 pass...

No promises.    I resolve to TRY my best to start off working on them.

Ask me how it's going in a few months!  I might need a reminder! ha

Have a happy new year!!


  1. In days gone by, I have resolved to do this or that and like most, failed. So, not making them any longer, but I do pray to be closer to God, be more active for Him, and take every day as another chance to love Him and my fellow man more. Happy New Year to you and yours.

  2. I don't do resolutions either. Oh..I think I will make be on FB less often. So tired of this and that concerning FB. How cruel people can be & that's family, not friends. Happy New Year! Blessings

  3. I don't make NY resolutions. Period. Wouldn't keep them if I did! LOL