Wednesday, December 17, 2008

"2009 Will be Better Because..."


Every year around this time, we get inundated with commercials, co-workers, friends, and family members that all claim that "next year, I'm going to make a resolution to stop smoking/lose weight/get that divorce/homeschool/ _______ (insert yours here)____." How many times have you heard this??

The unfortunate thing about a resolution is, that it is just that - a resolution. You are claiming that in the New Year, you are going to resolve some issue that you had this year. Any of us that apply mathematics to our daily lives know that it doesn't work that way. You cannot just pick a day and say from this day forward Im going to stop/start doing xyz. For change is a process, one that really doesn't have an end, but a definite beginning.

Maybe its just me, but we each have to be responsible for our own growth and development. We cannot blame or cause anything outside of ourselves for our state of unhappiness, discourse, financial dispair, or love-deprived states.

So, my question is: How do you see the "New Years Resolution" custom ? Do you use it as a milestone for making the changes in your own lives??

Q. Victorious Lanasia

1 comment:

Saladin Allah said...

Peace Queen!

I can cee it in a sense that some people often need a galvanizing force or "group" to jump start them to "advocate" transformation in their life. New Years 'psycho-orientates' people to consider "one common cause"; resolution.

Personally, I don't need it and I make resolutions all the time; everyday even. That's a component of Wisdom. -smile-

All in all, there's a Worst Part, Best Part and Poor Part to New Years, Kwanzaa, Christmas, 4th July, etc., yet it's up to us to take that Best Part and preserve it for ourselves.