It’s 2017. Apparently I’m supposed to make a resolution. I’ve bypassed, denied, and ignored the invitations to start the year right or even start the year write. I’ve scrolled on down the page when I catch the word, resolution, in the text. I’ve steered my mind from lists of pledges I know I will never keep, then feel like a failure for not keeping them. Whether it’s eat less, exercise, be more social, or any of the many other deficiencies I see in myself, it’s going to have to wing it on its own. I suppose you could say my New Year’s resolution is to make no resolutions at all.
Not to say I don’t resolve to change: I do. I know what my shortcomings are, and with the help of my Higher Power, change will come in its own sweet time. Maybe change will come today. Who knows?
For all of you who have made resolutions for 2017, I wish you every chance to succeed. But in my personal philosophy, there is no such thing as failure. We get something out of every action we take, even if that action is choosing not to act. Eyes open, mind open, heart open, let’s head into the future with hope and determination. Let’s not focus on what we can’t do but what we can do. Let’s do good this and every year.