It’s that time of year again. That time of year where we are expected, told and sometimes even pressured to make a New Year Resolution. How many articles have been written on New Year Resolutions – why you should make one, why you shouldn’t make one, how to make one, how to keep your resolution…..

First – I thought that , at least for myself,  that I should examine what the word ‘Resolution’ means – Thanks Merriam Webster:


noun \ˌre-zə-ˈlü-shən\

: the act of finding an answer or solution to a conflict, problem, etc. : the act of resolving something

: an answer or solution to something

: the ability of a device to show an image clearly and with a lot of detail

In my opinion based upon this definition ‘resolution’ as it relates to each of us and our lives  – almost indicates that there is something basically wrong with us that we need to change and improve upon. Maybe that’s too negative of an approach, maybe the best thing for us all to realize is that every day that we wake up is a new day, and we have a choice on how we ‘approach’ that new day. Positive thoughts create positive change. To me the New Year is a yearly reminder that we have a daily choice ‘every day of our lives’. A choice to – change, grow, evolve, love, forgive, forget, move on, get healthy, get involved, participate and allow ourselves to  ‘be present in our life‘. What a wonderful thing that is, it’s a gift that we receive every day.

So – I raise my glass to each of you – Happy Hew Year and Happy Life!