January 9, 2012

A Different Resolution

                In years past, I have resolved to do the impossible.  I have resolved to lose x amount of pounds.  I have resolved not to deliberately cut myself all year.  I have resolved to read my scriptures every day.  I have resolved to…  Frankly I can’t remember my past resolutions.  They weren’t important.  They weren’t achievable.  They didn’t attack the underlying problems.  They were surface bandages that couldn’t succeed.  This year, I have made only two resolutions. 
1)  I resolve to follow my dreams. 
2)  I resolve to do what it takes to smile more. 
Perhaps I’ll be able to look back at the end of the year and say, “Holy crap, I actually achieved my resolutions this year!”  At the least I should be able to remember what they were.  And every time I come across an unexpected smile, I can smile bigger in the realization that I’m working towards having a better life.

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