Happy New Year!
I know, as the title says, a day late and a dollar short. I had to get my thoughts about history down. I had been thinking them in my mind for several days but was going through a “no computer” time so didn’t get them down. Actually picked up a journal and wrote some of it down but decided I wanted it here so stopped.
What is it about January 1 – other than possibly the new calendar, which never goes up without writing on it so even that confuses me a bit – that makes people think that it is time to wipe the slate clean? I am sure there is something other than the obvious things – the different year, the new calendar,etc – that cause people to think they need to put to pen the things that will change this year.
Resolutions make me queasy. I like to say I set goals for my life, not resolutions at the beginning of a new year. Something about setting and reaching goals sounds better in my psyche than resolutions, which are actually closer to aspirations than goals, which don’t get kept. Goals tend to be smaller. Resolutions, in my mind, tend to be larger than life. Aspirations tend to be lofty aims that goals may or may not take us to.
And what is it about resolutions that require us to set them once a year? Actually, there may be people out there that set them more frequently but I don’t know any of them. Goals are set and reached, evaluated and reset. They are an ongoing process so, in my mind, more healthy for our mental, physical and spiritual well-being.