Really, the title says it all. Every year, folks start making lists of what they’re going to do differently this year. “I’m going to lose weight.” “I’m going to exercise more.” “I’m going to be nicer to other people.” ‘I’m going to increase the number of sacrifices of small, furry animals to the forces of darkness in an attempt to resurrect the great old ones sleeping in their underwater cities.” Well, all right, perhaps that last one isn’t all that common, but you get what I mean.
I’m pretty sure resolutions aren’t all that good for you, anyway. I mean, really, most people have blown most resolutions by April anyway. I know that’s when the workout facility at the YMCA finally thins out. For the first couple of months of the year, that place is packed with folks wearing brand-new workout outfits and more than a few brand-new pounds. It’s hard to find a parking space near the entrance and I sometimes have to walk as much as a minute just to reach the front door. I mean, the nerve of some people. Making me walk just so I can exercise.
Way back when, I used to take this resolution thing a bit more seriously. I’d make resolutions and try to stick to them. It never really worked out all that well and I always felt bad when I realized I’d blown another resolution. When I finally did lose weight, it was during the summer when I just decided to finally get it done. No resolutions needed.
So, that’s what I’m urging here on this first day of the new year. If you want to get something done, then just go ahead and do it. It doesn’t need some artificial calendar date for you to succeed. Heck, I told Barry we were going to have a blog post a day for this place and that wasn’t until February or March of last year and we’ve managed to stick to it. So far. And if Barry and I can actually stick to a resolution like that, well, anyone can do it.
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