Thursday, January 12, 2012

"One Hundred Resolutions" - Sundowner

Each January, I find myself saying the same thing .  .  .

This year I will:

*  Not do laundry every day
*  Stop worrying if I have random unattached hairs on the back of my shirt
*  Have Peanut make her own lunch
*  Stop checking my email at every red light
*  Learn photoshop
Run outside once a week
*  Learn all my account numbers for my credit cards
*  Not have the TV on during dinner
*  Remember to call my family & friends on their birthdays
*  Read a [as in singular - ONE] book
*  r e l a x
*  Be a better friend
*  Never start a sentence with the phrase, "no offense"
*  Enjoy the process

44% [you know I love that] of all Americans make "New Years Resolutions".

res·o·lu·tion

[rez-uh-loo-shuhn]
noun
1. a formal expression of opinion or intention made, usually after voting, by a formal organization, a legislature, a club, or other group. Compare concurrent resolution, joint resolution.
2. a resolve or determination: to make a firm resolution to do something.
3. the act of resolving or determining upon an action or course of action, method, procedure, etc
 
However, I love the way Gretchin Rubin thinks of NYR's . . . . more like "COMMANDMENTS". 
 
12 Rules [commandments] to strive to keep for the upcoming year.
 
com·mand
[kuh-mand-, -mahnd-]
verb 
1.to have or exercise authority or control over; be master of; have at one's bidding or disposal:or mandate.
2. to direct with specific authority or prerogative; order.
2. to require authoritatively; demand.
So here they are in NO specific oder.
 
Emz Commandments:
 
1.  Make time for projects. 
2.  Go outside [enjoy being outside]
3.  Stay in touch.
4.  Be there.  Be Present.
5.  Trust my instincts.
6.  Be silly.  Be spontaneous.
7.  Aim higher.
8.  Spread joy.
9.  Choose not to take things personally.
10.  Motivate & encourage others.
11.  Be a haven.
12.  Be Emz. 
 
[and I just had to share my card from my Peanut for my birthday . . . ]
 
 
** Soooooooo **
Did you make any New Years Resolutions?
Any you want to share?

27 comments:

bobbi said...

Your daughter is the bomb.

And that says a lot about you :)

Carly said...

Love the card from your daughter! Your commandments are great.

pensive pumpkin said...

Just piping in with my agreement to the other comments. : )

Eleanor Burns said...

Awesome kid! The things our children make with their own hands and hearts are always the best presents.

Sarah said...

Those are some awesome resolutions. :-D

Jess @ Blonde Ponytail said...

I love peanut's creativity and yours too! All true statements!! BTW, I always check for blonde hairs when I am wearing black shirts! :)

Loved the AZ weather while we were there!

Michelle said...

That is a great card!

And some great commandments!

TriMOEngr said...

Peanut.Is.Freaking.Awesome!! Love the card. Thanks for sharing.

XLMIC said...

That is the best birthday card. One cool kid who knows how to treat her mom right :)

Love those resolutions AND those commandments.

Kate said...

Those are great! Especially, not starting sentences with "no offense". I wish everyone would make that resolution.

My resolution is to stay in better touch with my family since they're 2,000 miles away. It's so easy to lose touch.

Caroline said...

I love the card!
you forgot one on your list but let me help you with that.

-must go to California.

you're welcome.

Jessica (Pace of Me) said...

your daughter's card made me all teary. i love your commandments, too. each and every one :o)

coach dion said...

More speed work this year...

ps your Peanut is great, (so is mine, he is a little Jack Russel!)

Patrick Mahoney said...

I'm going to eat more Kumquats.

Char said...

Commandments sound more solid than resolutions - sort of like they're written in stone. I like yours!

Michael said...

I love your commandments - that's awesome.

I also love your daughter and that card. She is so cool. I love that it says Weird - Yes...she's great!

Kenley said...

No Resolutions here, I guess I am in the 66% catagory then. Sounds like some good resolutions you have there though. I just make goals for myself, and try to achieve them. If I miss the mark, then I don't feel too bad.

Cat B. said...

I am just finishing reading the Happiness Project. Although I find her commandments, well, commanding, I have taken a few things from the book. I really like the idea of just having more fun, laughing out loud and getting serious about play.

Christi said...

Great card!

My resolution "love me!"

CautiouslyAudacious said...

Love your commandments!! I don't make NYRs I do however set weekly, monthly, quarterly and yearly goals for myself :-)

I just signed up to take a photoshop class!!

adena said...

I LOVE that card!!

This year I am going to run 959km on my new treadmill!

In your honour even!

Jason said...

Great card.

Great list of commandments.

No resolutions but going to just try to be the best me I can be everyday of the year.

Kayla said...

Love the commandments and the card from Peanut!!

Matty O said...

Seriously though... who honestly reads? haha. Heather does, not I. I figure she makes up for my lack of reading :)

As for my resolutions. Gluten free to the best I can. Trying to see if it helps my tummy tum tum when I run run run.

Molly said...

My goal for this year is to have more fun with my running, and to stop being afraid to push it. P-p-p-push it real good! (I'm sure you've used that one for the title of a post)

Happy Belated Birthday!

: )

Jen Small said...

First off, please promise me if you EVER come to Maine again you will contact me-
Then I will take you running on a stretch of beach that will forever make you LOVE running outside.
I promise :)

Great list

Emz said...

Ok. This makes me sooooo happy!