Thursday, January 24, 2008

New Year's Resolutions

It's already 24 days into the new year and those of us who made resolutions to do better this year than we did last year, are probably already fighting back feelings of disgust and anger at ourselves as we shove another burger and fries down our throats or make another mental note to start exercising on "monday." At the end of every year we insist on setting ourselves up for failure as we set out planning to make the new year, "our year." With turkey and dressing roasting in the oven and red velvet cake sitting on the counter cooling in anticipation of smooth cream cheese icing that will soon be smeared on top of each layer, we honestly expect to do next year what we haven't been able to do in previous years. So, with expectations high and unrealistic we usher in the new year ready to do the near impossible.

But hey, let's not be too hard on ourselves, let's instead resolve to take one day at a time. We know what we need to do to make our lives better but we need to start by taking baby steps and concentrating on the moments right now. Tomorrow is not promised and we cannot predict what tomorrow, next month or even 12 months will bring. So, let us resolve to: live as though this were our last day, love our families as if our lives depended on it, and to seize each moment as an opportunity to make a memory that will last forever. Corny, I know but share your thoughts with me on New Year's Resolutions and have a outrageously blessed day!

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