HAPPY NEW YEAR!
As I said previously, last year has taught me not to MAKE plans, just yet anyway. I do have travel hopes for a possible future date; they are relatively modest in scope, if not financially. I'm talking about a river cruise, or two, or three; like Amsterdam, Bordeaux, or the Rhine?
Other daily routines and resolutions are more problematic. I don't know why I am so attracted to 'daily lists' and routines, which I know I will never manage keep.
- lose weight - exercise every day
- write every day
- draw and paint every day
- practise the piano every day
- go for a walk every day
- do some housework every day
Maybe a good resolution is to not mind if I don't do these every day? Just a couple of times a week? Keep these things ticking over?
Here are my official resolutions for this year which I think I will manage to keep (I have a policy of not setting myself up for failure);
- write up the day in my new diary, as I have been doing now for seven years.
- eat chocolate several times a week
- enjoy the pleasure of life singly (this was suggested by a friend and is a really good idea - the number of times I have absent-mindedly eaten biscuits or drunk coffee with hardly any memory of the taste - what a waste.)
I found this poem on twitter - so far no sign of the author (but if you know, please comment and I'll acknowledge)
There's a cheerful start to the year - but yes, it did make me laugh.
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