I have no intentions of setting any new year resolutions .. That's my resolution.
Although, when the heart weeps for what it has lost, the soul laughs for what it has found. Hmmm
“I made you take time to look at what I saw and when you took time to really notice my flower, you hung all your associations with flowers on my flower and you write about my flower as if I think and see what you think and see—and I don't.”
― Georgia O'Keeffe
New year resolutions don't work for me, I change my priorities too quickly.
I just wanna keep evolving...basically, that's my resolution.
A man builds. A parasite asks 'Where is my share?'
A man creates. A parasite says, 'What will the neighbors think?'
A man invents. A parasite says, 'Watch out, or you might tread on the toes of God... '
I promise to eat more greasy food, make love longer, watch more TV, waste my time more, smoke more cigarettes, hike up higher mountains, react more calmly, red more zen, hug my friends more, talk to my family more, dance more, sing more, laugh harder, write more stories, learn a skill, lift heavier weights, accomplish a tough but worthwhile task, risk my sanity to find out more, risk my comfort to help out more, save a little money, talk honestly, argue less, care less about appearance or reputation, and work less at the things I hate and work harder at the things I love.
So what might we do if we aspired to become lamed-vavnik like? Let me share a few suggestions ... after all, it’s Yom Kippur, and what is this holy day without a suggestion or two for self-improvement?
Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully.
Don't believe all you hear, spend all you have, or sleep all you want.
When you say, "I love you", mean it.
When you say, "I'm sorry," look the person in the eye.
Believe in love. Not just romantic love, but love for causes, friends, and country. Be informed and be passionate about your ideals and values. You might get hurt, but it's the only way to live life completely.
Never laugh at anyone else's dreams. People who don't have dreams don't have much.
In disagreements, fight fairly. Stick to the issues; don’t get personal.
Don't judge people by their relatives. We all have our genetic baggage to carry.
Talk slowly but think quickly.
When someone asks you a question you don't want to answer, smile and ask, "Why do you want to know?"
Remember that great achievements involve great effort.
Say "bless you" when you hear someone sneeze. It returns their soul to them. It also removes their embarrassment.
When you lose, don't lose the lesson.
Remember the three R's: Respect for self; Respect for others; Responsibility for all your actions.
Don't let a little dispute injure a great friendship.
When you realize you've made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it. Never lie to get out of a tricky situation. It only compounds the error. Presidents Nixon and Clinton found this out the hard way.
Smile when picking up the phone. The caller will hear it in your voice.
Spend a little time alone.
Pray as if God cares; care as if God needs you to be the best you.