Fooled you. I have no resolutions for 2016. Who needs the pressure? Do we even remember as last year ends what we resolved to do, or not to do?
As I begin 2016, I am filled with enthusiasm. This year I will publish my first novel. But if I were to make a resolution as the dawn breaks on a new year, I would give up TV. Some of it. Not PBS and their wonderful murder mysteries. Not those great black and white movies from the forties. Certainly not the Red Sox games! I mean the real murders, unrest, true life catastrophes, and political hyperbole we are bombarded with every minute. Give up advertisements and those heartbreaking pleas for donations, and give to the charities dear to my heart and buy the products I chose myself.
I would turn away from television and look out the window instead. Watch the birds on the feeder; look out at the flowers and trees or snow and rain. Read a good book, or write one. Spend time with good friends. Play tennis or walk or run or ride my bike.
Are you making a resolution this year? Want to share. I say bah humbug to resolutions. What do you say? If you tell me, I will republish this blog in January of 2017, and you can see what your resolution was and tell us if you accomplished it!