As the new year approaches


(2 words you’ll live to regret)

It’s 2:30 in the morning. After cruising through my Facebook page for the 5th time this year, I thought about the reasons why no one ever makes comments on it. Then I reread the last sentence and laughed.  For one briefly insane moment, I considered promising myself that I would check out my Facebook page more often.

Sorry, but it ain’t gonna happen.

As the new year approaches, I consider the resolution I make every year: 

I will not make any resolutions.



I think I was that kid in another life

Why do I make the same resolution every year?

1.  For the same reason I strive very hard not to say, “never,”  as in,

    • I will learn to keep my mouth shut and never tell the emperor he has no clothing.  (I’ve had both feet in my mouth so often, I don’t have a leg to stand on).
    • I will never get married.  (Out of 5 marriages, I can give you 3 reasons why I lived to regret that particular “never”) 
    • I will never have children  (I have 2)

2.  For the same reason I strive very hard not to say, “always,”  as in,

    • I will always tell you what I think.  (It rarely goes well).
    • I will always be there for you.  (See “marriage” under “never”). 
    • I will always love you.  (Again, I refer you marriages 1, 3 and 4).

If I absolutely had to make a new year’s resolution or die, it would be a hard choice.  But I did come up with one I could live with:  I would strive to avoid the words “never” or “always” in any sentence beginning or ending with the words, “I promise.”

That’s all I can promise you.