Room For Improvement

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!

About the author

Webb Hubbell is the former Associate Attorney General of The United States. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, A Game of Inches, The Eighteenth Green, and The East End are published by Beaufort Books and are available online or at your local bookstore. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps and The Eighteenth Green won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller. His latest, “Light of Day” will be on the bookstands soon.

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  1. Much easier to come up with my challenge perhaps than to achieve it but as you say; we need challenges to keep us on our toes, thriving and being there for those who need and depend on us even if only for a smile!


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