Statistics show there are lots of New Year’s resolutions—a whole long list of varying things that we should all probably do anyway—but I think that exercising or losing weight are usually up there at the top of the list. Those that actually do not jump in and hope for the best in trying to keep a New Year’s resolution are right up there (at the top) as far as percentages go. So many more than not actually do make a resolution.
I have made resolutions in the past and as time goes on I, like most, forget or lose track. Now some do stay the course. I know someone who said they were going to send birthday cards to everyone they knew that year. That person fulfilled her resolution. At the beginning of the New Year you are all about the new year, the new you. It makes you feel good to say… I am going to save more money or I am going to focus on taking better care of myself. That is the right thing to do at any time of the year. But life moves along and for one reason or another things happen and you get sidetracked even if you have the best of intentions.
If you admit defeat more times than not, the best resolution that anyone can have and it’s not all that taxing is just to be a nicer person to those you are in contact with in your daily travels—at home, at work, in the grocery store, or just driving down the road to name a few. Remembering…Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. The Golden Rule becomes lost in the hustle and bustle of our everyday lives. It is easy to forget when you come face-to-face with people—some that you don’t know from Adam—who are just downright rude. The best response is to just walk away or drive away as the case may be. That’s being nice to yourself. Don’t respond in-kind. You will feel better for it after all.
That will be my New Year’s resolution. I want to be a kinder, nicer person. I do not want to be the cause of making anyone feel other than good about themselves. I especially need to be nicer to my family. Sometimes they are the easiest not to be nice to—not that you want to not be nice to them—they are just in your line of sight when you are frustrated the most.
I may throw in losing weight and exercising too as an aside like everyone else and see how long that lasts. Maybe I will blog later in the year and let you know how that is going.
Happy New Year to all and I hope you are very successful in your New Year’s resolution for the coming year 2019.
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