I Promise - I Mean It This Time
Jan. 29, 2012 5:25 pm
Updated: Feb. 1, 2012 9:40 am
For the past 10 years, I made resolutions such as lose weight, read more, build better relationships with friends and families. When I make these resolutions, I really mean it. I'm awake when I make them. I'm in my sound mind and body when I'm discussing
them with my husband. But when Spring comes up on the calendar, I totally forget about all the pledges I've made to be a better person before the end of the year and I soothe myself with excuses.
This year, I promise, I will lose 20 pounds, read more intelligent books that will challenge my mind, and call my family more than once a month. Oh! I promise to maintain my friendships with more diligence than ever before.
So its been almost 30 days into the new year. How's am I doing? Well, I'm going to the gym three times a week and I'm cooking more healthy because of the Allrecipes.com monthly activities. I have already called my grandmother three times within that last
two weeks. And as for reading more intelligential books, well, keep sending me positive thoughts. I just can't seem give up my romance novels for books about America's poverty or human trafficking.
So will I make it pass January? I will. I am changing my habits and behavior. I'm becoming more committed. Growing older puts lots of things into perspective for me. My health, friendships and family become even more important to me. If I want them to
get better, than I have to be the difference.
So I promise - I mean it this time.