I don’t approve of New Year’s Resolutions. Always reaching beyond our grasp we are nearly always doomed to failure. I hate failure. It encourages discouragement, self-loathing and a host of other dark emotions.
Me, I prefer lightness and joy, and sometimes find it in a world of my own creation where crabapples are sweet, thorns dulled and unicorns roam. If I were to make a resolution for 2015 I would resolve to spend more time in that world. Then I would have to think about doing it, acknowledge its unreality and therefore stay much less often, defeating the resolution and my positive outlook.
I like fairy tales, and long to live happily ever after. Therefore I will take what steps I may to be a happier person. I will communicate more with more and more friends. I will tell someone I love them more often. I will throw a ball for the dog and pet the cat.
No, these are not resolutions.