This may seem a little odd to some, but I would have to say my favorite holiday (if you can even call it that) is New Years. Not in the traditional sense as one may think. We don’t decorate, we don’t have a party, heck I can’t even remember the last time we stayed up until midnight! But I love a new year because of one simple thing… the sense of HOPE that it brings.
People everywhere make resolutions; goals to either give up or get better at something. Things that at one time may have seemed impossible, because of January 1, now are viewed in a new light. And while it may spawn an eye roll for some of those regulars at the gym who now have to share their treadmills with all the “resolution-ers”, for me it brings a smile to my face because simply making the resolution requires two things….
HOPE & BELIEF
Hope that you can. Belief that you will.
Without hope and belief making the resolution isn’t even possible. It remains a dream without a plan.
Do I make resolutions? Once again, not in the traditional sense. You won’t find me vowing to exercise more or to go use my smart phone less, but I do find it easier to accomplish tasks that I’ve been wanting to do simply because January feels fresh and clean. I don’t like the thought of bringing the previous year’s “yuck” into an untouched calendar. (There’s a little peek into my brain for ya!) For example, I will clean out my refrigerator and pantry, I will reorganize our laundry room and give away clothes we don’t wear anymore. I will redecorate a few spots in my house to allow for more inspiration, and I will make lists upon lists that help me stay on track for blogging.
Regardless if my resolutions differ from yours, the reasons we all set them remains the same… we hope for something better and we believe that we can achieve it. That in itself is worth celebrating! CHEERS!
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What is one thing you resolve to do OR stop doing in 2018?