Did you know that there’s an official holiday dedicated to those people who make New Year’s Resolutions then fail to stick with them?
[More about it here.]
I was unaware of this holiday but stumbled upon it while doing some research about Julian versus Gregorian calendars.
[More about that topic here.]
It would seem to me, a person who doesn’t make resolutions, that this holiday has a message for all of us– if only to remind us that sometimes good ideas don’t work out the way we think they will.
[More about not resolving here.]
That is to say, where is the harm in taking time to think about what you’d like to change in your life and then giving it a go– if only for a few weeks?
[Statistical analysis of resolutions here.]
Sometimes it’s enough to acknowledge that you need a new perspective on things without going all bonkers about changing everything about yourself on the first try.
[Discussion of issues revolving around successful keeping of resolutions here.]
Of course, for the people who make, then keep their New Year’s Resolutions, today is just another day.
[Inspirational poem here.]
But for the rest of us, even if we never resolve, today is, in my estimation, a guilt-free fun day to take stock of our personal foibles + unfulfilled goals– of which I have many. 😉