Thursday, January 17, 2013

Ditch New Years Resolutions Day

Today is the day to ditch the New Year's resolutions which you made under duress, or from a sense of obligation to yourself or someone else.  Today is the official day to rid yourself of these unnecessary burdens.  Get rid of the resolutions you have already broken. (Yes, I know.  It has been  2-3/7 weeks since the year began.)  Too, you should dump the ones you will break later on.  Do it now and save the aggravation of carrying them any longer.

If you are one of those righteous souls whose efforts toward your avowed goal are intact and you are feeling mighty good about yourself, good for you.  Soldier on.  You are under no obligation to observe this day in the practice, so observe it in the breach.

No one seems to know the origin or the originator of this holiday, but trust me, it is real.

Have you made any resolutions which you are still keeping, and intend to keep?

Happy the-rest-of-2013!

12 comments:

Jacquelineand.... said...

We (the household) have resolved to commit at least one random act of kindness a week this year. So far we are a little ahead. =)

Jim said...

Thanks man ... now the pressure's off.

Shelly said...

Still keeping our resolutions to eat mostly raw, fresh vegetables and fruit. I think it will last~

vanilla said...

Jacquelinand, good for you. That is a resolution well worth keeping.

Jim, glad I could help.

Shelly, good plan. I'm guessing there might be one of those good ole Texas t-bones grilled on occasion?

Vee said...

This year I decided to forget the resolutions. Many years ago I made a resolution to never skip flossing, no matter how busy, or tired, or late I might be. I have kept that resolution, even insisting someone get floss for me when woke up the morning after being admitted to the hospital through emergency.

Secondary Roads said...

What a wonderful tradition you have started.

vanilla said...

Vee, that is a good one to keep. What amuses me is that once a year many people "resolve" to do what is right. What happened to the concept of doing what is right as a matter of lifestyle?

Chuck, it is a great thing; wish I could take credit for starting it.

Grace said...

I've never made a new years resolution - I'm not sure I've ever made any kind of resolution...

Anonymous said...

Trying to read the Bible through this year. Have done it before but you catch things that you never got the first time. Isn't it amazing how we can miss so much. So far we are on schedual.

vanilla said...

Grace, I don't make new year resolutions, but I do try to make every day count!

Anon, a worthy goal; may you succeed!

Lin said...

I don't really do resolutions. I don't know why.

I have gone back to the gym now that Emma can take the bus again. And I'm really working on not letting work consume me--physically and emotionally anymore.

Are those resolutions? Or just good ideas? Hmmm..... either way, I'm still succeeding at those two things.

vanilla said...

Lin, just trying to live ones life properly is what it is all about. Resolutions or not, those are goo ideas. Hang in there!