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New Years Resolutions

Out with the old, in with the new. Yes, it’s that time of year again when it’s common to make a New Year’s resolution. Over the years I have made and broken more than my fair share. Going skydiving, climbing Machu Picchu, or running the Boston Marathon, were, maybe, more like dreams than resolutions. Okay, and maybe just be a little unrealistic for me.

Its seems the #1 New Year’s resolution every year is to get healthy, eat better, get more exercise, lose weight, and quit smoking. They are all great goals. Most folks start January off with a bang. The gym is packed with all of us,” first of year exercisers.” Come February and the resolutions start to wane. By March, the vision is gone, and defeat is knocking on the door. Oh well, there is always next year, right??

Well, this year I have decided to be more realists. My resolution this year is to take it one day at a time, each and every day I want to be the best I can be. If I have a bad day, or a few in a row, no need to throw in the towel for the year. Tomorrow is a new day and another chance to be my best. It’s never too late.

Some of my goals this year include:


  1. Get more rest. “Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise”


  1. Read more, less social media and television


  1. Listen to more music, I want to sing out loud and be a star in my own mind.


  1. Drink more water.


  1. Be positive, refuse to be negative. Nana always said, “If you can’t say anything nice, keep quite”. I’m going to just focus on doing what I need to do, to be grateful and happy. Negativity falls nowhere in that scheme of things.


  1. Move more, sit less. I’ve started using the Fitbit and I’m not moving enough – I need to get in those 10,000 steps a day. Or just 1 more step than yesterday.


  1. Be kind, look for ways to be a blessing to others. Be Christ’s hands and feet on this earth.


  1. Spend more time with my family. The number one regret that people have when they die is that they didn’t spend enough time with people who really mattered to them. We all know this is true. So this year, I resolve to spend quality time with friends and family.


I have plenty of other resolutions … like laughing more, controlling my temper, more prayer, and meditation. Put things away when I’m finished using them, show more gratitude, and be true to myself. But for now, I’m taking it one day at a time.


You are never too anything, too old, too fat, too dumb, too smart, too rich, too poor, too set in your ways, to begin your journey of positive change. Wishing you a wonderful and blessed 2017. Happy New Year!

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