At this time of the year and for the longest time I have prepared a list of New Year’s resolutions. My lists have included the obvious — lose weight, exercise more, get organized, etc. — and many not so obvious such as — write a novel, eat more fruit, and buy a car. Whether one succeeds in fulfilling his or her resolutions, it is a good exercise for at least one reason. We recognize there is room for improvement in our lives.
This year I had to ask myself some hard questions. The questions don’t involve whether I need improvement, the answer to those questions is a resounding — Yes! The questions are whether at my age and station in life I will even try to improve, and whether my resolutions are like pie crusts, easily made, easily broken.
After a lot of thought, contemplation, and meditation the answers are yes, and that I need to put every ounce of energy I have left in trying to fulfill my resolutions and goals. Otherwise, I will have started down that slippery slope of just living out my days. I’m not there yet. I hope you aren’t either so make your resolutions and put your mind and body to making what you resolve for 2021 reality. Happy New Year!