new year’s revolutions

It’s that time of year, again. Time to decide “should auld acquaintance be forgot, and never brought to mind? Should auld acquaintance be forgot, and auld lang syne?”. Time to make those resolutions. Check that, make those revolutions.

Back in college, 1995, my bestie and I decided we weren’t satisfied with the let-down of all our New Year’s resolutions. Sure we wanted to quit smoking, of course we should lose a few lbs, definitely we needed to save more money. But were we going to do it? The likelihood was that the next year was going to come and go and we’d end up feel crappy about all those broken promises.

Why did the end of the year have to be so negative?

That’s when we decided to mix things up. Instead of focusing on the things about ourselves we wanted to change, we decided we should embrace the things we loved about ourselves. We vowed to do more of the good, not less of the bad. Y’know the surprising part? We did less of the bad anyway. But this time we didn’t have the guilt complex to go along with it.

We urge you to look at the New Year not as a time to start over but as a time to stay true. Don’t reinvent the wheel, just put some new tread on it.

Are you strong? Stay strong. Are you loving? Love more. Are you funny? Make someone smile every day, especially yourself. You will be amazed at how much more powerful “YES” is than “no”.

We hope you have had a great year, and wish you an even greater one to come!

Goodbye, 2012. Hello, 2013!!!

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