New Years Eve has arrived and once again resolutions are being made. It’s a tradition! The first year that I can consciously remember making any New Year’s Resolutions was about 35 years ago. I wrote them on a paper bath mat. I’d wish I had kept them to see if I was able to make the changes I thought necessary that year.
It’s a fact that about 40-45% of American adults make at least one resolution each New Year’s Eve. It’s also a fact that by February, most have abandoned those goals altogether. So why do we bother? For me, there is nothing like a fresh start. I like challenges, self improvement and I like change. I also like to hold out hope that things can be different with some effort. My belief is that even if you aren’t able to keep your resolutions for very long at least there is the desire to make changes and that is an important first step to doing things differently.
I wish all a very happy, joyous, safe and healthy New Year. Just maybe 2013 will be lucky as well.