RESOLVE: to make a definite and serious decision to do something
I resolve to make 2015 a Happy New Year.
HAPPY: feeling pleasure and enjoyment because of your life
There is much pleasure and enjoyment to be had in my life. I have beautiful coffee mugs that fit my hands just right and a loving husband who brews the magic elixir that fills them each morning. I have a charming house and joyful children who fill it with the noises and chaos that transform it into a home. I have pens that work and notebooks waiting to be filled. I have cute shoes, worn jeans, and comfortable bras. I choose to be grateful for and, by extension, happy about the gifts that surround me each day.
NEW: not old; not used by anyone else previously; recent; modern; made fresh
I will not chase newness for the sake of newness, snub ideas because they have been tried before, or insist on being the first user. However, I will be mindful of when things need freshening – my sock supply, my weekly routines, my friendships – and work to breathe new vitality into the areas of my life that feel stale or are beginning to show signs of decay.
YEAR: the 3651/4 solar days required for one revolution of the earth around the sun
I will remember that there are many days, weeks, and months ahead. I will pace myself. I will leave room for the variations in the seasons – times for productivity and times for rest; times for giving and times for taking. I will accept that some things –revolving around the sun, making lasting changes in behaviors, and writing book manuscripts – take time. I will give things the time they need but make sure I’m doing the daily work of spinning a little further in the right direction.