Make a Resolution!

New Year’s Resolutions. I often joke they go “in one year and out the other”. But, I make a resolution every year anyways. It’s fun to do, even if your resolution only lasts a few days.

I asked my hubby of his thoughts about New Year’s resolutions. I expected Guy to say they were ridiculous. His answer surprised me. Guy said he resolved last year to swear less and he tried all year to keep his resolution. He told me, “I think I did pretty damn good!” This year, he plans to add a second resolution: to be more thankful.

I think that’s awesome. A resolution like thankfulness has a better chance for success than one of hitting the pool or the gym five times a week. It’s hard to add something to an already busy schedule. Where I swim, the pool is packed for the first three weeks of January with people trying to keep their resolutions to work out more. But, attendance slowly dwindles. By February, the pool only holds the lifelong swimmers like myself and the few who’ve held fast to their resolutions.

2017 was a wonderful year because one of my daughters got married. I welcomed my son-in-law, Stephen and his daughter into my life, meaning I became a gramma overnight! But, it’s also been a challenging year with many stressors. Our family has met with four separate legal issues. Two major ones are outstanding. These situations can easily drag me down.

However, I’m going to let the lawyers figure out the details. Leave it to the experts. If I’m not in court or a meeting to discuss a case, I’m going to try to let it go. You see, my first 2018 resolution is to live in the moment. Not let other issues steal my joy or rob me of the beauty of the day.

My second 2018 resolution is to continue to dream big. Despite any opposition, despite any obstacle, despite any naysayers. As John Lennon sang, “You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one.” You and me, John. Dreaming for peace. Imagine.

And, I’m dreaming big for other areas of my life. Because where would we be without our dreams?

I asked my daughter, Giselle, if she had a New Year’s resolution. Yup, she did. She told me she wanted to be “a doer, not a dreamer!” Because her Dad had told her a person will always be a dreamer until they do something.

Hmmm….maybe I shouldn’t have asked Giselle, haha!

Happy New Year’s, everyone!

Go ahead, make a resolution!

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