2015… fifteen years after Y2K and we’re still here
2015. Can you believe that it’s been 15 years since the Y2K furor? Another year has passed and the world still spins. Where have those 15 years gone? They seem to have gone so quickly – at least looking back.
Oh well, moving on
People are creatures of habit and so, just like so many years past, many of you probably made – or will make – New Year’s resolutions. We make those resolutions for many reasons, some for no other purpose than to at least feel good until we break them. Unfortunately, too often it seems that we may be setting ourselves up for failure.
So what are your resolutions? Did you resolve to lose weight? Love your neighbor? Walk 15 miles a day? Well I hope you keep them but just in case you don’t (or already haven’t) I’m proposing a few resolutions that you can use to replace your extremely difficult ones.
Easy New Year’s resolutions (mostly) worth keeping
1. Remember to turn off the lights (okay, this is a personal issue coming from a parent of kids who haven’t yet realized that a light switch works both ways)
2. Eat slightly healthy food (why get carried away, right?)
3. Drink plenty of fluids – of one sort or another
4. Go somewhere
5. Do something (yes, I know this is vague so it ought to be easy)
6. Eat breakfast, lunch and dinner
7. Do not confuse any of the meals above with eating hot dogs in movie theatres. That just doesn’t count. Ever.
8. Be nice before noon (it shouldn’t be that difficult if you try hard enough)
9. Take a vacation
10. Pay for the vacation (yes, this is harder)
11. Let someone else pay for the vacation (see time-share promotions)
12. Smile at someone who doesn’t expect it (oh, go ahead, just mess with them)
13. Frown at someone who doesn’t expect it (unless they’re big, have lots of tattoos, wear chains around their neck and drive a Harley)
14. Go somewhere that’s not in a travel brochure
15. Decide to do something you’ve never done before
16. Be nice to yourself
17. Don’t get a skunk for a pet (why do you have to be told this?)
Okay, there you have 18 New Year’s resolutions that might stand a chance of seeing more than the day or two of use your original ones did. This year, however, I have one more: resolve to keep your sanity. Yes, easier to say than do, but sanity can be fun in the right circumstances.
Happy 2015! I hope that the coming year is great beyond measure.