New Years Resolutions have their origin with the Babylonians who made promises to their Gods to return borrowed stuff and repay debts at the start of the New Year. Romans did similar things in January making promises to their God Janus for whom January was named. I don’t know any Babylonians but I sure met a few Babble-on-and-onians. It would be fun to name them but I come back to the island in the summer, none of them read this tripe though. Likely a few of you think I’m from that planet.
If you decide to make a resolution use the SMART acronym. S for Significant and Specific, M for measurable, A for achievable (in your life time), R for Realistic and T for Time dated or when will it be done and over. Typically we resolve to lose weight, get fit and stop smoking. I’m going to get back on my diet and watch what and how much I eat. My resolution however, is to go out of my way to do nice things for people and to help them. Further, to use a page of my journal to document each episode of said help. And then I guess at the end of this year, to review my pages of extra help and see what happened. Don’t make a whole bunch of resolutions. Just one or two, one that you can realistically keep. The trick, if you slip related to your resolution, just start over. You don’t gain twenty pounds by eating one doughnut.
At this time you have about 14.5 hours to do something significant in 2017. That’s assuming that to date you have not. more later