Here we are at the end of one and the beginning of another year.
I’m not much for making new years resolutions. At least, I never have been up to this point in my life.
However, I do have some thoughts on the subject.
The passage we make from one year into the next does afford us the opportunity to “hit the refresh button”. And, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with making an effort to improve our own lives while making things more pleasant for those that are nearest and dearest to us.
What we should avoid is the tendency to over commit to a course of action that may be a bit unrealistic. Establish goals that are reachable. Don’t overreach or you may be setting yourself up for an inevitable disappointment.
I resolve to write the great American novel. I resolve to get into the best shape I’ve ever been in and then to try out for the Minnesota Twins.
Sorry, Barry. It ain’t gonna happen.
As we age, we all become aware of our attributes and our limitations. You know what you’re capable of. Put those strengths to good use.
I know that I’m capable of being a more patient person. I was much more patient and understanding when I was younger.
Therefore, I hereby resolve to be less crotchety in the new year. I know I’ll stumble as I make my way from day to day. But, what I’m looking for is improvement and not perfection. Less crabby. More happy. I think I can. I think I can.
I also know that at some point in this new year I’ll be celebrating one of the greatest days of my life. (Oh, what could it be?)
We’ll share more on that subject as 2020 unfolds.