Oh the Irony

So yeah, it’s been a while since I made the time to write. Ironically the last post I made also had to do with New Year‘s. Okay, I’ll just get on with it.

Inspiration came to me from an unexpected source. I am assuming that you have seen the commercials for AT&T where they use kids as a focus group. The latest in the series (that I have seen) has to do with one of the kids making a New Year’s Revolution. The host pauses and then asks what he is going to do and the kid responds with vowing to eat more jelly beans than he did last year.  Ahh, says the host, less to do with revolting and more to do with eating things that are bad for you. Yeah, the kid smiles.

At first I laughed because of the use of the word, “Revolution”. However, I then started to think. We make resolutions every year, but how resolute are we really? I think we tend to all have similar goals; improve our bodies, improve our minds, improve our lifestyle through organization or decluttering or whatever method we think we need. How long do you manage to keep up with your resolution?  I stand among those that are not so resolute.  Otherwise I would not need to make the same resolutions every year.

The more I think about the word “Revolution” I begin to think perhaps that is a better word than “Resolution”.  After all, sometimes these changes we want to make in our lives means that we do need to stage a minor revolt.  A revolt in the way we think or the habits we have.  In my case I need to revolt against the power I have given to potato chips…  This year I think I will try to change my mindset and think more in terms of a revolution.  After all, it couldn’t hurt and maybe that will help me to stand more resolute.

In this home, New Year’s Day is a big deal.  My husband had a grandmother (or perhaps a great grandmother, I’m not sure) who fostered the belief that what you do on New  Year’s Day is indicative of what you will do the whole year through.  We spend a bit of time planning what our activities are going to be for New Year’s Day just in case this is true.  I am squeezing in some time to sew or cut or do some other craft because I would like to do more than I did last year.

Perhaps you have a similar plan.  If you do, I wish you luck in standing resolute  in fighting your revolutions for change.

Happy New Year – may it be a safe and happy one!