Monday, 31 December 2012

Whacky New Year Resolutions

Yep, it's that time of year again. It's time to put the festivities behind us, throw out the leftovers and embrace the new year with firm resolutions what? To lose weight, to give up alcohol, to quit smoking? Gym memberships soar, diet foods enjoy their five minutes of fame, and know how it is.

I was curious to know what sorts of things people resolve and came across these on line. Do people really want these things?

I will try to figure out why I really need nine e-mail addresses.

I resolve to work with neglected children -- my own.

I will stop sending e-mail, ICQ, Instant Messages and be on the phone at the same time with the same person.

I will spend less than one hour a day on the Internet. This, of course, will be hard to estimate since I'm not a clock watcher.

I will read the manual... just as soon as I can find it.

I will not ring the stewardess button on airplanes just to get her phone number.

I resolve to work with neglected children. (my own).

I will answer my snail mail with the same enthusiasm with which I answer my e-mail.

When I hear a funny joke I will not reply, "LOL... LOL!"

And my personal favourite - I will gain 40lbs because my mum always said I was too skinny. (I wish!).

What have I resolved? I gave up making them years ago because I don't cope well with failure. Even so, I'm quietly resolved to have the courage of my convictions - make of that what you will!

Whatever you resolve for the new year, I hope it works out for you.

All the best for 2013.



  1. I haven't set any New Year resolutions, but do have some plans for the year. Wishing you a great 2013 Wendy x

  2. Thanks, Rebecca. A great new year to you, too. x