…with all due respect to Long Limbs Lenore (of Forrest Gump fame), I don’t believe in New Year’s Eve, as far as it being a chance at renewal. We have that chance each and every day, and all we have to do is step across the line and get moving.
Why do we make New Year’s resolutions? They’re really kind of silly, when you get down to it.
We look back on a year coming to its close, focus on those things we didn’t do, or didn’t do well enough, and resolve to fix them. We focus on the negative, with the intent of fixing it, and because a new year is dawning, we rally around the symbol of renewal to start over. We focus on things we’ve neglected, and out of guilt, shame, or whatever reason we choose, WE RESOLVE to do whatever it is that we should have been doing all along. Continue reading “A pre-New Year’s rededication”