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New Year’s Resolutions

January 1, 2009

I am one of those who thought 2008 was not such a bad year.  In fact, I thought it to be a good year on many levels.  America elected a Democratic President, and my sunflowers grew to be over 12 feet tall.  I added the weight I wanted to….yeah ‘added’ is not a typo…..and am content with myself.  So when it came time to think about resolutions for the New Year I wondered what I might do.  It is not that I am perfect, Lord knows I am not.  But I am content with life.  I do not smoke, drink, or do drugs.  I just have no huge undertaking that requires a New Year’s resolution.

I have thought about little ideas for the New Year, but they do not seem very significant.  Making a resolution about writing thank you notes in a more timely manner does not seem the type of thing that rises to the level of resolutions.  Though that is something I do not get done with speed, and so can certainly improve upon. Yet it is just  not resolution material.

As I think about this resolution matter I am reminded of the simple flowering plans what materialized into success last summer in our lawn.  I am mindful of the volunteer work that impacted others.  I can still still hear the rain falling on late nights while I was curled up with a book.

All these thoughts seem mighty nice.

So instead of looking for something to start fresh in my life as a New Year’s resolution, I will take a different tactic.  My resolution is to continue all the things I liked about last year.  It is simple and doable, as I already achieved it in 2oo8. And I like it!

Now that is settled, and I can get on with the rest of the New Year.

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