You GUYS . . . only one more day of the old us and then we turn into the thinner, more organized, more disciplined, on time, de-cluttered, patient, consistent, second language speaking, full tank of gas, always know where the scissors are kind of person we were MEANT TO BE!
And then you know what?! All our problems will be gone, vanished, banished - for good! If we are thinner, we will get that promotion. If we are more patient the 'lazy' child will hop to and study. If we speak a second language, we will be smarter and will be able to 'figure it all out'. If we never run out of gas it will be a sign that we are finally a 'grown-up'. If we know where the scissors are, we won't ever, never ever, not EVER yell at our kids again. So easy, problems solved. Phew.
Hi! Do you hear how crazy that is when I say it? But isn't that what we secretly think/wish. If we resolve to be different then the whole universe will change and we will have IT handled. We will figure IT out. If only we could be the very best version of ourself, then we'd be surfing on a smooth as glass ocean. Wouldn't that be awesome?!
But here's the thing, all those resolutions are fabulous if we are keenly aware that the new us we become will only have the power to surf the inevitable waves of life with more dexterity, flexibility, humor and energy. We can't stop the waves. We can't control other people on their own surfboards (oh, how I've tried). The resolution keeping will help us understand ourselves, give us more tools when the unavoidable and unpredictable storms descends upon us. With new, healthy and organized habits we will be able to get up more quickly from the wipe outs (because we will be wiping out). Look out at sea, we can handle those waves!