As the world bids goodbye to the noughties, we welcome the new year with as much enthusiasm as we can fake. Yes, surely it can't be a year already? I found it really entertaining reading the remarks friends made (on Facebook of course!) with regards to making new year resolutions. The most common one was about never making resolutions: My new year resolution is to never make resolutions!
F.M.Knowles quoted one quite beautifully, "He who breaks a resolution is a weakling; He who makes one is a fool."
Still, resolutions aren't all that bad, are they? Without them, one will never be able to improve himself. It is often an act that comes after one pauses and reflects. Yet we often fail. Miserably. Resolutions should therefore be made more practical so that it is more feasible or achievable. If 365 days is too long a period, then why not make them daily? I find Henry Moore's quotation rather apt: "I think in terms of the day's resolutions, not the years'."
I have dropped 2009 into the oceans of the past. It has gone with all its flaws and imperfections, forcing me to step ahead more optimistically and hopeful than anything else possible.
So, assuming that making new year resolutions is just a waste of time, let me end this with Joey Adams' words:
May all your troubles last as long as your New Year's resolutions!