I haven't broken a single resolution! Yes, I am bragging! It's been soooo easy! Why, you may ask? I didn't make any resolutions!! Don't make 'em, ya can't break 'em!
Instead of the annual fuss over resolution, I truly want to just work on being a better person, every day, every year. Some years I do better than others. Some years I fail horribly.
I don't need the stress of imposing my own 'laws' on myself. Our society does enough of that. The media screams that we should be thin, that we should never offend (even if we disagree with others), that we should drive new fancy cars, that we should buy the latest technological gadgets, that we should recycle (yet throw out the tarnished in favor of new and shiny).
All these things make me wonder about our aging population, growing in size due to the retiring Baby Boomer generation. I read in the news about the 45-year old twins in Europe who were recently euthanized because they were already deaf and potentially going blind; they felt they could not be useful? What is the matter with this world?
Why do we no longer value life? Our country seems to protect the right to kill the unborn child, yet we don't put guards at our schools to protect our living children. When will our elderly become truly disposable commodities? With the introduction of the new healthcare system, the day is not far away I fear.
People are not inanimate items to be discarded or recycled. We have life, we have value beyond measure. We don't need resolutions, we need to have self-esteem. Value ourselves, value each other.