Happy New Year, one and all!!!! Allow me to be the first to tell you in 2015: I am honored to call each of you my friend.
Today I have for you 3 different approaches to New Year’s Resolutions, followed by a toast.
Do you create New Year’s Resolutions?
I don’t know, maybe you’re more of an optimist than I am.
When I do plan New Year’s Resolutions, I think this strategy by novelist Helen Fielding, author of Bridget Jones’s Diary, is a great one:
“I do think New Year’s resolutions can’t technically be expected to begin on New Year’s Day, don’t you? Since, because it’s an extension of New Year’s Eve, smokers are already on a smoking roll and cannot be expected to stop abruptly on the stroke of midnight with so much nicotine in the system. Also dieting on New Year’s Day isn’t a good idea as you can’t eat rationally but really need to be free to consume whatever is necessary, moment by moment, in order to ease your hangover. I think it would be much more sensible if resolutions began generally on January the second.”
LOL! She’s onto something, right?
Maybe you prefer Lee Child’s quote from the Jack Reacher Thriller 61 Hours:
Now won’t you pick up a glass and join me in a New Year’s Toast?
May you always have a plan
And a couple back-ups too,
And if all those fail as well,
May good friends and books surround you!
Happy Near Year, my friends!!! Please comment and tell me what your New Year’s Resolution is — if anything! 😉