Guess I need to wrap up my year with a post on resolutions. Although I had resolved 1) not to do a post on resolutions, and 2) not to make any resolutions, I now find I may need to rethink this whole resolution thing.
Resolutions have a negative connotation in my mind. Why, you ask? Because resolutions are rarely kept. In fact, resolutions are so general as to give one plenty of leeway to break that particular resolution and feel no remorse whatsoever. Resolutions are not taken seriously. For example…how many people do you know right this moment who are resolving to lose weight in 2010? I’m guessing probably 50% of the people you know and that might be a low estimate.
Now…how many of those same people you know who resolve to lose weight will actually follow through and lose weight? I’m gonna guess 10% maybe?? Why? Because when we resolve to do anything we are setting ourselves up for failure. The main reason behind that statement is my many years of making resolutions which I would turn around and break on January 2 of that year.
Why do we break resolutions? Because we didn’t have any intention in the first place of working on that particular resolution. My feeling here is don’t make a resolution. Instead, gently suggest to yourself that there may be some areas of your life where you would profit from some subtle changes. Doesn’t that sound a lot easier than making a resolution?
Oh crap…who am I kidding? Well, at least I won’t be alone in making resolutions. In fact right about now Charlie Sheen is probably resolving to not take a switch blade on future vists to his wife and Tiger Woods is resolving to quit treating women like they’re danged ice cream and he has to try all the flavors.
As for me: I resolve to back off on the carbs , stop drinking diet soda, and work on my Twitter addiction. Are you happy now? Check back w/me on January 2 to see how I’m doing. LOL.
I’m also going to make some other subtle changes to my life in the coming year, but I’m not telling you what they are. Otherwise, where is your incentive to come back? I need my 9 faithful readers.
Kindly resolve to keep me on your respective blogrolls and tell all your friends to come visit me. I will try to continue to entertain you with stories of my stupid human tricks and the antics of EmmaLou and anything else that occurs to me.
I’m gonna go get a Coke Zero now, grab a carb-laden snack, and see if anyone is Tweeting me…
Happy New Year!