New Year’s Resolutions I can keep

The following is a repeat and updated post for the time sensitive information.

It is that time of year to say farewell to an old year and welcome a new one. I am not too keen on making resolutions, as they usually don’t last too long into the year. They are not unlike the sandcastle virtues I wrote about in my previous post. So, with that in mind, what are some resolutions that I can keep alive in 2023?

– I resolve to remain imperfect. I will do my best to mitigate the impact of my imperfections, but they will shine through.

– I resolve to try to maintain my weight. I am good at trying to do this and sometimes I am successful. It is the sustainability of that success that usually gets me.

– I resolve to lose more of my hair. Look at it this way, I am just gaining face and visible scalp. Maybe I will invest in Coppertone stock.

– I resolve to retell stories I have told several times before. And, when I ask my kids if I told them that before, they will say only five or six times.

– I resolve to try to stay married for my 38th anniversary. Thank goodness my wife has a good sense of humor, otherwise we may not have made it to ten.

– I resolve to treat others like I want to be treated. I will fail on occasion, but know that I will feel badly when I do and apologize when I can.

– I resolve to continue to focus on the issues of the day and not who is winning a political game. I will do my best to give a needed voice to the disenfranchised, as they tend to get lost in far too many political calculations.

– I resolve to love my kids and my wife. That is the easiest resolution to make.

So, I think I can keep the above. But, I did note my resolution to remain imperfect. So, we will see. Let me know some of yours. Have a safe New Year’s celebration and a wonderful 2023.


22 thoughts on “New Year’s Resolutions I can keep

  1. Hey Keith,

    those are good resolutions. I don’t make them myself but the beginning of the new year is a time to bring awareness to some things that I ought to do differently. come to think of it, that’s the same as the concept without the focus on anything specific. haven’t had my coffee yet so maybe this doesn’t make sense.

  2. Note to Readers: We have too many legislators who tend to be more mean-spirited with their blame, the feeling that the meaner they are the accusations will stick more in people’s minds. This is in keeping with my earlier post on legislators making themselves irrelevant with their comments, by name calling and blaming others. To me, if an elected official does this, they need to be held accountable and responsible and censured for their comments and actions. I have little patience for legislators acting like jerks regardless of party, country or role. We can disagree civilly without taking another’s head off.

  3. I LOVE this!!! I stopped making resolutions decades ago, for they all fell by the wayside, usually within the first week or two of the new year. But I can relate to yours … that’s what I’ll do … I’ll resolve to be myself! Thanks for the smiles, Keith!

  4. Not bad resolutions Keith. I don’t make them myself because I never remember anything unless it is immaterial or stupid. I can go along with a lot of yours though. Don’t want to lose any of my hair, it took me too many years to grow it, I might just sit here and try to come up with some I can keep as well. Of course, I’ll have to print them out and put them where I can see them all the time or I’ll forget them again. Maybe the first one will be to work on my memory!

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