Happy new year!

I saw this on Facebook and my first reaction was a laugh. You know how they say the definition of a new-year’s-resolution is a to-do list for January….

I then read the list and it struck me. If you don’t work on your “resolutions” they tend to get worse. Which got me thinking about why they are called New Year resolutions. My own reasoning is that it is easy to start measuring your progress on the first day of a calendar year. It’s been x days, really easy to see on our electronic calendars.

That of course made me think some more, until I had to write. Happy 2018 everyone!

Here we are at the beginning
Of a new year
Celebrations are still on going,
People are all (still) of good cheer

So we have a blank slate,
A new notebook, a fresh start
Hopefully we can let go of the things
That have been weighing down our heart

Take a blank calendar and fill in the things
That matter to you and brings a smile
Life is too short
Don’t waste it on doing that is isn’t worthwhile

Think back to the past, what could you have changed?
What would the result have been?
If it’s something you can still do,
Maybe you owe it – to you

Before we know it, we’ll be back to the old normal
I for one have had enough of that
I want a change, I want to enjoy what I have worked for
At the end of this year, I want to say I achieved

It’s a bit of a cliche but still so true
If you don’t know where you are going
How do you know when you are there?
How do you know what you have is what you want?

Life must surely be worth more than we can see
A few actors on the television of life
Can not dictate what I can do and be
This year less interference, definitely less strife

This is my year of implementation
When I take what I have learnt and read
And only let positive thoughts
Live in my head

It’s not going to be easy, but of this I am sure
By knowing what I want
I know what has to be done, what I will have to endure
No matter the challenge, risk or reward