Resolution (n). a resolving; fixed determination; firmness; formal proposal put before a meeting.
I've been reading a lot about resolutions today in Journals across J-Land. Some choosing to make them, others not having any part.
Personally, I don't make resolutions. I do make choices to continue or cease an activity. And not only at this time of the year. I thought we all did it on pretty much a daily basis. So, I never really got what the big deal was over New Year's Resolutions. I understand why... new year, new start... but we're the same people in the same lives..... regardless of the date.
So, I wanted to share some choices from years past, I've upheld (to date)--oldest listed first, but not necessarily in this order:
1. To give more of myself to others, expecting nothing in return.
2. To volunteer my time, knowledge, to help another out of the dark.
3. To give what I can, what I have, what I know-- freely to anyone.
4. To not engage in sexual activity until marriage (or committed partner).
5. To be the best parent I know to be, and take (ask for) advice when I need it.
6. To be me, and be happy, or at least content, with that.
7. To always look for the good in a bad situation.
8. To remember where I came from, honoring those who walked before me.
9. To forgive.
10. To tell the truth.... at all costs, even if it hurts..it only makes one stronger in the end.
There's more, I'm sure. But those are the ones that are conflicted the most in my life....