I must say, I never thought I would live this long. Don't quite know why, but the thought of living into the 21st century seemed too bizarre when I was younger. I never said I ever made sense...or maybe I did...don't recall.
|What? Me live that long? Not gonna happen!|
Well, we all made it to 2012 and I'm quite certain you are as delighted about it as I am. I'm also sure some, if not all of you, have made those silly New Year's resolutions. I, on the other hand, made a final resolution about a decade and a half ago never to make another resolution, and gosh-darn-it, I've held fast to it!
Why no resolutions? It just seems rather silly to make promises you have no intention of keeping. If indeed you did have the best intentions to resolve never to do this or always to do that, I figure you wouldn't need to wait until January of the following year to enact them!
|Not gonna do it...can't make me... So there!|
Okay, okay, so you insist on making a few resolutions and I shant stop you, but I beg of you, be sensible about what you choose as your steadfast resolutions, lest you beat yourself unmercifully once you fail or fall off the resolution wagon or whatever it is.
So, what are the most popular New Year's Resolutions which almost all make and few succeed in keeping? I had my ideas, but I thought I'd consult the web, so I Googled it. This is what I found. I'll comment on each as I see fit.
New Year's Resolutions:
#1- Spend more time with family and friends.
|Family time don't cost a thing|
#2- Fit in time for fitness.
|You don't have to climb Devils Tower to get in some exercise, but it does help!|
Blimey, not this again! Of course, we should all exercise more and we all know it. We are such a sedentary society now, it's become ridiculous. Remember those old stories told by your great-grandfather, uncle or your mother of how they had to walk several miles each day just to get to school? Well, they're true and they were lucky for it! Lucky? Yes, lucky to have their daily dose of exercise built into their daily lives.
#3- Lose Weight.
|Yum! Everything in moderation|
Ah, yes, the endless battle of the bulge which always starts with strict diets depriving you of all that make life worth living. Precisely why this is the first resolution to go. Just eat less folks. No need to kill yourself.
#4- Quit smoking.
|A healthier Papi|
#5- Enjoy life more.
|Just have fun!|
#6- Quit drinking.
#7- Get out of debt.
|Cherish the simple things in life|
#8- Learn something new.
|Fort de la Carolina in Florida? Who knew?|
#9- Help others.
|Special Olympics, a worthwhile organization where you can truly help people|
#10- Get organized
|babies are allowed to be messy, especially on Christmas morning|
Do you have a resolution not stated above? Tell us! If you make it public, it may spur you on to keep it alive. In any case, Happy New Year and I do hope 2012 is a great one for you and yours.