Friday, January 01, 2010

Another New Year

Every year, filled with hope, I make my list of resolutions; tuck the list away, only to forget about it. It is as if just making the list would fulfill it. A wise person said, “The road to failure is paved with good intentions”. Although I do not consider myself a failure, I am often disappointed when I look at my list at the end of the year. I rationalize that maybe I set the bar too high, or that some other situation over shadowed everything, ie, the economy, family issues and health. Truth be known, I was just was not motivated enough to do the work. I find my retirement has given me license to avoid it. This year I decided to break with tradition and not make a list. I know what I would like to accomplish and if fate and my motivation stays with me, I will get it done. If not, at least I will not have another list to remind me that I dropped the ball again.


  1. Dear Eva,

    As I have reached the age of sixty, I feel that over the years I have learned a little to know what is important. New Year's Resolutions for one are no longer on that list. I have come to see that other things are more important, even though resolutions may be considered wonderful goals, I feel that living the day one at a time is more important.

    What we achieve at the end of the day is more valuable then all the lofty and honourable goals we set ourselves first of the year.

    Warmest regards

  2. Sounds like a very wise philosophy Egmont. Thanks for sharing.I hope each day of this New Year is filled with wonder and good things for you and yours.

  3. Wise words indeed! May your new year reflect your thoughts and dreams and wishes...Good Cheer!

  4. Blue Sky dreaming, I still struggle with the control freak side of me,(from my Dad). Learning to let go and trust doesn't come easy. :o)
    Have a wonderful creative New Year!!

  5. I have read several blog posts yesterday and today and all have been about NOT writing or coming up with any resolutions-- me too-- so you are not alone. it seems as if I have the same ones every year so am trying not to think that way this time

  6. Thank you layers (Donna) for your comment.Guess we are finally "getting it". I'm looking forward to seeing more of your wonderful creations this year!
    Cheers, Eva


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