New Year’s Resolutions

“Sunset” © R.L. Herron

It’s the beginning of a new year. A time to reflect and give thanks for family and friends, and make promises to do things to create a better world, if only for ourselves.

Like always, I’ve eagerly joined the rush to create a list of resolutions in celebration of it. I resolve to:

1. Lose Weight. Seems I always have this on the list, every year, so I can’t be doing too well with it.

2. Be a Better Husband, Father and Grandfather. This always seems to appear, too. And I’m too worried about the answer to ask my wife and kids how I’m doing.

3. Make New Friends. I always want to, but invariably seem to spend all my free time just hanging on to the ones I have.

4. Take More Pictures. This one appears a lot too, and it’s one of the few I actually do something about. Trouble is, I’ve never done enough. For instance, if you think about it, I should have used a sunrise picture for this post. New dawn, and all that.

But that would have meant getting up long before sunrise to get ready, and I’m not much of a morning person. Maybe I should just change the picture title to “Sunrise.” Who’d know?

5. Write More. I’ve actually started doing this – just not consistently and, so far, not enough of it is for assignments that pay. I don’t even write in this blog as often as I should.

6. Make More Effective Use of Time. This one has also appeared on my list before, and I know I’ve been a dismal failure at it. If I had really been more effective, certainly with this year’s list, I would simply have told people to see last year’s list.

As we begin this new year, allow me to wish each of you the best of all things. May your life be blessed with love, joy and, above all else, imagination.

2 Responses to “New Year’s Resolutions”

  1. Peter Wallage Says:

    The only New Year Resolution I’ve made for some years now is never to make any more New Year Resolutions. 🙂

    PS. Years ago I saw a copy of a cutting from a 19th century newspaper dated January 1 and published in a small mid-west town in either Kansas or Colorado. The heading was:


    I hope the editor eventually resolved to improve his English.



  2. donhab Says:

    Your list of resolutions has inspired me to do a list of resolutions! Happy new year, Ron, and may it be better for all of us.


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