You know when it’s 10:04 PM on New Year’s Eve and you’re in bed Googling “New Year’s resolutions”…?
The thing is, I can’t really remember ever keeping a resolution past February (mostly, I am drinking a Diet Coke as I type this… sorry, 2012. And 2014. And 2015.).
And those I do remember making were ones I didn’t feel terribly about breaking (hence the lack of motivation for keeping them). So I set out (at nearly the 11th hour) to find a worthy resolution — one I could really work on keeping– for 2017.
This struck a chord for me:
“Let our New Year’s resolution be this: we will be there for one another as fellow members of humanity, in the finest sense of the word.”
–Göran Persson, former Prime Minister of Sweden
A worthy resolution, indeed.
I still plan to set monthly goals and intentions, but as we head into 2017, I want to more fully embrace our connectedness. I want to put more energy towards service than I do towards cynicism and fear. I want to be a more compassionate, gentle, kind + openhearted person.
And ideally, I’d like to stop eating Cheez-Its for dinner.
Also On Tap for Today:
- The Man Who Saved 200 Syrian Refugees from Toronto Life
- Back in the city, and getting back into our
- Loving Sam’s winter self-care bingo + other great ideas for thriving this winter
Are you setting goals/intentions/Harry Potter spells/resolutions?