First things first, I think Lisa Scottoline has it right -- she's doing "unresolutions" again this year, and in her usual funny way, she's made a great point about this annual tradition. Resolutions can be negative, even mean-spirited. Never a good thing, but especially during times like these we all need to be as positive and upbeat as possible -- helps us to keep moving forward.
Here are some suggestions for resolutions in simple living this year:
1. I will get outside almost very day - for a walk, a run, maybe just to sit in the backyard and watch birds fly.
2. I will thank God each morning that I'm here - I've got another day of living. And mean it.
3. I'll find things to laugh about -- I'm gonna look for it 24/7 and laugh long and loud when I find it.
4. I'll find bits of beauty in the world around me. Maybe it's in a smile, or how the rooms fill with the aroma of coffee in the morning.