Let's start with the good news. 2009 is just around the corner.
The bad news? New Years Day also brings those dreaded New Years resolutions.
*Write more – That won’t be hard. I took 4 months off due to burn out.
*Drink less caffeine – Okay, I’ll consider it. LOL
*Lose more weight – That’s a definite. Daughter is graduating in May and that means a herd of relatives with cameras.
The problem with resolutions, aside from breaking them on Day 2, is we begin the year with negative thoughts. “I need to stop drinking 145 cappacinos a day because I’m jumping around like that battery bunny.” If you’re not careful, you’ll start the year on a downward spiral. “If I hadn’t eaten 450 Dingy Dongs a day for 88 years, I wouldn’t need to lose weight. How could I have been such a fool? Why didn’t I stop after 250?” Soon you’re going way down the Could’ve-Should’ve-Would’ve road. "Why didn’t I marry Billy Joe Campbell Lewis Thompson? He owns a Dairy King and a Piggly Diggly."
All right. I’m obviously having fun, but there is a point here. If you want to make those resolutions, do it with positive thoughts. Don’t beat yourself up.
I recently discovered this quote on a school bulletin and it quickly became my favorite.
"Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.” Marcus Aurelius
I plan to keep my eyes focused on the road ahead and not on the rearview mirror.
I hope you'll join me.