Normally I don’t make New Year’s resolutions—or resolutions in general. It would seem to me that one should not have to wait until the first day of the new year to decide to change one’s bad habits, do new things, or anything of the sort. One can decide anytime to make changes, or as a dear friend once said, “You may have made your bed, but you don’t have to lie in it.”
Last year, my husband and I jokingly resolved to eat more Whataburger (Texas burger chain). We ate there a couple of times and never truly fulfilled this resolution. This brings me to a second point about resolutions—most people never keep those oh so sincere resolutions, and end up being sorrier than the were before they made their noble-hearted, life-changing, soul-altering resolution. Therefore in general, I do not make resolutions. If I never resolve, I never have to feel the agony of defeat, nor test my soul in ways, perhaps, it should not be tested, as in making myself the sole center of my attention…
BUT, I guess I have a weak soul, because I have decided to make a couple of resolutions, because I feel like it and there are a few things I want to do. So here they are and say a little prayer for my weak soul.
I resolve to:
1. Use my reusable grocery bags every time I go to the store. I had trouble remembering to use them. I had trouble getting the baggers to use them. I had trouble keeping them in order. But, I think I can manage it now. Look, I even folded them and put them in this bigger bag.
2. Read at least one hour each night.
3. Exercise at least three times a week. (I haven’t been working out for two whole months, because this season at my work is intense.)
These should not be too consequential to my soul; they are just easy-going and organic. Good luck and God speed with your own resolutions.