Another year, add one more to the count.
Another tick mark on the chalkboard.
Another chance to get it right.
Another promise to myself to change.
Another negative thing I will give up.
Another positive thing I will nurture.
Another countdown to another list.
Another resolution that I didn’t complete.
Another year of self-flagellation for failures.
And for what,
So we can feel bad about ourselves,
So we can blame ourselves for our misgivings,
So we can complain of being wronged,
So we can blame others for our failures,
So we can make another list,
So we can fill it with resolutions,
So we can obsess about the negative,
So we can minimize the positive,
So we can set ourselves up to achieve more of the same.
Why do we not love who we are,
Work on changing the things we can change
Take responsibility for ourselves without pressure or demand
Strive to realize our dreams every day
Instead of tormenting ourselves
–Every first of January.
~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~