I made my New Year’s resolutions early this year; I had intended to get a good night’s sleep. My neighbor’s grandchildren had other ideas. So, at midnight we were awakened by firecrackers and shouts of excitement as the two boys welcomed in the New Year. Eventually sleep returned and I arose the next morning (or later that morning, to be truthful) full of the good intentions that every New Year brings.
Alas, I fumbled and one of my resolutions came to naught. But did it? NO – as I shall keep trying. After all, we are all human, and if we keep trying we cannot fail to be better people in the New Year. But if we do fail – set too high or unachievable goals? That does not negate the “goodness” of trying. Perhaps that isn’t failure; perhaps it’s time to set achievable resolutions or achieve the resolutions after multiple attempts. Regardless, the New Year brings with it hopes and wishes – and 365 days until new resolutions can be made.