Monday, January 07, 2013

The Anti-Resolution Resolution (A Quote From Christy Jordan of Southern Plate)

"I don't make New Years resolutions. Setting one day or section of the year aside to resolve to do better doesn't make sense when that is what you do every day anyway. Each day I wake up and try to be a better person, gain some wisdom, try to use my life in a positive way, and each night I go to bed early so I can get up earlier the next day and try to top my performance from the day before.

I don't berate myself if I didn't reach a goal, and I don't feel disappointed or throw a pity party because I'm not "good enough" according to a fashion magazine or a television shows standards - Their aim is generally far lower than mine anyway.

Every morning of my life is the first day of a new year and I wake filled with with gratitude, joy, and hope in knowing that I'm here for a reason and I've got some work to do. If you're reading this now, the same applies to you. You're here for a reason - but its up to each of us to live for a real purpose beyond earning a paycheck or making it through rush hour. So lets get to it."

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1 comment:

Zibilee said...

This was inspiring to read. I rarely make resolutions, because I know that I can't keep them, but there are many things I'd like to do for myself. This post gives me the insight to think that I don't need a resolution, I just need a sunrise! Thanks, Marybeth!