We start a new diet, promise to keep in touch, and make all kinds of deals with ourselves to be new people – not the ones from the year before. Unfortunately, the new diet sometimes falls away before the month is over and we go back to our other ways fairly soon.
I am guilty of all the above – diets, promises, etc. One year I read that we should write everything down and then reread it one month later to see what we had accomplished. After I finally found the list, I found that I had not fulfilled my promises to myself at all. But that is just human nature.
Even though I realize that today is not much different from yesterday, I am still making resolutions to myself. They are pretty general with lots of leeway so maybe I will accomplish some of them this year.
And being an optimist, I always hope. So, I wish you a very Happy New Year and wish you “hope,” too.