Many years ago, I realized the futility of resolving to lose weight, stop eating sweets, not swearing, etc. An off-hand comment led me to a new way of looking at resolutions. "Why can't we ever have resolutions that work?"
Why, indeed! I pondered, meditated and chewed on this for days. Then, on waking one morning, the answer greeted me. Resolve to do things that you can succeed at, that give back to you and others, that are doable!
That first year, I resolved to find something for which to be grateful, weekly, if not daily. Not only did I get to the end of the year with a very clear idea of all my blessings, I ended the year feeling so good about myself and the world around me!
This past year, my word was JOY. I looked for joy, daily. No surprise, I found it, even on the worse, most difficult days. Take for instance the storm pictured …