We are invincible; this will be the year of change, the year to make the world, at least our little portion of it, a better place. This year we will reach our impossible dream. I'm talking of course about New Year's resolutions.
Every New Year's Eve we make them, even when we resolve not to resolve. We can't help ourselves. We know that this time it will be different. This year we will keep all our resolutions, or at least a couple of them, well one for sure.
It doesn't help that our enthusiasm for correcting our deficiencies is fostered and fuelled by six hour of toasts leading up to the dropping of the ball.
I think it was Einstein who said," Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results." On New Year's Eve I think we all go a little insane, but when we look back at all the weird things that happened in the last year, aren't we entitled to a little craziness? Heaven knows, the New Year likely won't take long to start throwing a new round of debris at us.
But, maybe this year it will be different. This year I resolve to be more optimistic, more cheerful and more confident. Oh heck, it won't happen this time either, I don't think anything will change, certainly nothing I can do will change anything.
There! Three resolutions blown already. Now that's over and I can wipe the slate clean. I'm going to try again but now they won't be New Year's resolutions so I won't be under any pressure to keep them. See what I mean? No insanity in my family.