Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Ring in the Same Old


Is this the year I don't make a list of resolutions?

After all, the calendar is an arbitrary system for organizing time. The universe at large doesn't know that for some of us 2009 is coming up; or that for others, it's 5769; and for still others it's the Year of the Ox, or perhaps Year Minus Five.

This Thursday is just another day in the galaxy. There's no reason to believe I'll be better able to resist the second or third cookie, whine less, or be more charitable in a "new year."

Still, when January 1 rolls around, there's a strong temptation to treat it as special day, a chance to start again, to break a bad habit or develop a good one.

Am I the only one with recurring, unkept resolutions?

4 comments:

Monica Ferris said...

Every New Year's Eve I make a list of resolutions, and every year (almost) I fail to keep them. Will this madness stop on the eve of 2009? Well . . . no.

ellen said...

I haven't made New Year's resolutions for years and years. They don't work all that well, so why should I bother myself?

Linda O. Johnston said...

If I make any New Year's resolutions at all, I try to think of things I'll do anyway... Don't like to consider myself a failure.
On the other hand, it doesn't hurt to have aspirations!
--Linda

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