Here's my resolution to keep my resolution ... sort of.
Michelle Kemper Brownlow: So, as far as resolutions go, every year for the past 300, I have vowed to lose weight. And you don't have to be Einstein to realize that if I've made that resolution more than once, it's not working for me! So, this year, I am changing my resolution so I can be sure to finally get to December 31 saying, "WOW! I did it!"
Last year, I thought I was keeping it simple. I chose a WORD as my resolution. My word was HEALTH. It was to be all-encompassing. HEALTH as far as what I ate, HEALTH as far as what I fed my kids, HEALTH as far as keeping my checkbook from puking up all the receipts that I didn't deduct, HEALTH as far as my time ... not getting my schedule so congested that it was hocking loogies all over the place, and HEALTH as far as my mind ... making sure I had at least one SELFISH MAMA day to regenerate. It was a good plan, and it lasted about a week.
Here's that week in review from my journal:
"Well, I don't think eating a Big Mac Value Meal and the kids' leftover chicken nuggets constitutes HEALTH. And the chicken nuggets I offered them to begin with weren't very HEALTHY. I don't think the receipts clogging the windpipe of my checkbook looks very HEALTHY. The to-do list that could circle Saturn surely isn't helping me stick to my word either. And I doubt going to Wal-Mart alone after Ken comes home from work is a true selfish Mama day! Ugh! Failed again!"
So, my plan for this year is to live in the moment, don't take anything for granted, be the friend I would want to have, love my kids until it hurts ... oh, and eat a lot of fiber!
|Michelle Kemper Brownlow is a freelance parenting writer, artist and popular mommy blogger who holds nothing back at My Semblance of Sanity. Michelle's unique but gentle parenting insight paired with her quirky sense of humor works to her benefit as she writes and illustrates children's picture books.|