Saturday, January 09, 2016

New Year’s Resolutions 2016


As is usually the case at this time of year, many folks reminisce about their hopes and desires for the past year(s).  Some are struck by their accomplishments, while others long for what they could have, should have, or would have done.  The result is that many folks make applicable resolutions for the coming year.

The word “resolution” is defined by Merriam-Webster.com as: “the act of finding an answer or solution to a conflict, problem, etc.; the act of resolving something.”  In essence, people who make resolutions hope to rectify what they haven’t been able to resolve.  So, on that note, I thought that it would be fun to review some “words of wisdom” on the topic of New Year’s Resolutions (as offered by The Huffington Post UK).

“A new year's resolution is something that goes in one year and out the other.”- Anonymous

“May all your troubles last as long as your New Year's resolutions.”- Joey Adams

“You know how I always dread the whole year? Well, this time I'm only going to dread one day at a time.”- Charlie Brown

“Good resolutions are simply cheques that men draw on a bank where they have no account.”- Oscar Wilde

“This year, let's resolve to make better bad decisions.”- someecards

After pondering about the subject, many decide never to make resolutions. What is my stance on the matter?  Well, I believe that resolutions have their place, so make them!  Resolutions serve to guide us along a desired path that we have set out for ourselves.  But, as we all know, things don’t always turn out as planned.  If this happens, you can always fall back on the best backup plan out there: Blame it on fast foods!

- B. J. T. Pepin

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