Thursday, December 31, 2009

New Year

It's coming up to New Year's Eve, a time to make resolutions, are you going to make one or two? I have long decided not to, I break the darn things anyway.

As someone once said "A New Year resolution is something that goes in one year and out the other" just about sums it up for me.

I was wondering where it all started this new year thing and discovered about 4000 years ago, can that be right? It makes me nervous to even think of four thousand years!

In Christian countries we have a similar thng at Lent, when we give something up, but we can eat it or enjoy it after Easter - think of all those chocolates that come out around that time. But a new year resolution is for keeps isn't it? You give up smoking, or alcohol, or go on a diet and you mean to keep up with it. That's why I prefer to give up something for Lent, I can indulge once more.

Whatever happens I hope you have a wonderful New Year and that all your dreams come true. And at the same time learn from what Albert Einstein said:

"Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow"



Kathleen said...

Happy New Year! I think we should all resolve to take good care of yourselves in 2010.

margaret blake said...

Here, here!