Happy New Year!
I hope everyone had a great break!
During the first few days of January, the phrase “Happy New Year” seems to be a common sentiment that you hear from family members, friends, and even complete strangers. I have to admit that this year I did not stay up until midnight on New Year’s Eve to say those words to anyone, but received a text message from our 10 and 8 year old grandkids filled with firework emojis and a big “Happy New Year,” so I am counting that as my midnight celebration.
The start of the New Year is often a time when people consider changes in many areas of their life – the dreaded New Years’ resolutions. I must admit that I have never been great at keeping resolutions. I have made many efforts to keep my resolutions, and have even written them down and shared them with someone else to help keep myself on track, but am usually doomed to failure. I have realized that I am better at biting off changes in smaller chunks than making a resolution for a whole year.
While I admire those of you who make and keep long term resolutions, I am thinking a great resolution for all us would be to expand the Happy New Year wish by making it an every day occurrence. Wishing someone a good day, a good week, or even a good morning may not carry the same punch as “Happy New Year,” but I am thinking the effects could be contagious and encouraging. Let’s try it as a group resolution! You may get funny looks, but usually you will get a response, and maybe even a smile. – How do you Spartan?