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.