Last year one of my New Year resolutions was to stop complaining about the weather. I was boring myself never mind anyone else I spoke with about the topic. Sounds pretty easy, no? NO!!
I picked the wrong winter/spring/summer/fall to limit my complaints. Then I thought if I just said the word whine I could still keep to my resolution sort of kind of! Nope didn’t work. I was boring myself again with the repetition of the whine word. Climate change naysayers try this resolution and think you can hold it true for a year? I dare you and even double dog dare you!
In trying to be a more positive person and less snarky for the New Year I have a resolution I am trying out. There is a particular person in my life that I dislike, don’t trust and bottom line I cannot say anything positive or good about this person! So here is my resolution:
If the person comes up in conversation or reference I will say, “hmmm” if I must say anything. If I must elaborate I will preface all my remarks with “You know I cannot say anything positive about this person”.
I think this may work and I am willing to give it a try for 2018. I hate to have another failure like 2017.
If you are looking for resolutions I have some to share. These are ones that I have been successful with and have incorporated them into my life.
- Put down the toilet seat cover when flushing. It is more sanitary.
- Open up every piece of mail. It may be junk but you never know.
- Keep a physical calendar/appointment book. Presented with a dead/missing phone, no need to expand on that subject.
- Use cloth grocery bags. Keep a bunch in your car so you don’t forget.
So what are your New Year’s resolutions?