Resolutions???

Happy-New-Year-2016-Images-pictures-wallpapers-2Yes. It’s a typical New Year post.

And yes, I’m well aware of the fact that I’m almost a week late. But I often choose to live by the old adage ‘better late than never’. 🙂

Anyway, at one of my Christmas gatherings this season, we started talking about resolutions. One of my cousins had a fabulous idea which I want to try this year. I’ll tell you about it in a bit.

See, if you’re like most people, you made resolutions last year. Maybe one, maybe more. I made one last year.  In an online poll I conducted, I found that most people who do make resolutions make several.

My poll included the question: If you made resolutions last year, did you accomplish what you wanted? The results probably should’ve shocked me more than they did. Close to ninety percent of the people I polled said they didn’t get it done. That’s kinda sad, but I have to admit I fall into the same category as the 88%. I only accomplished a measly 23% of my goal. 😛

So…. back to our Christmas gathering conversation. We were talking about how a year is a terribly long time to work on one thing. So we wondered why not break up the year into smaller fragments? Why not make monthly resolutions? That’d be easier to track, right?

Then my cousin mentioned something she’d read. Instead of choosing a resolution like losing weight, learning a new skill, etc, why not focus on a particular word for a year.

Now putting these two ideas together, I came up with my type of ‘resolution’. I intend to think of a word to focus on for a month, then write about my experience here. So in a way, I guess it’s a yearly resolution broken into twelve manageable pieces.

January’s word is….

GRATITUDE  

By the end of this month or early February, I aim to write a post about my findings on the word.

What are you doing about New Year? Resolutions or no resolutions?

 

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