It is day 2 of the New Year 2020.
The day of your RESOLUTION.
It’s pretty dramatic. It’s judgement day. This is the day, which makes men men, and women women. You stand tall, puff up your chest, flex your muscles and declare out loud, what you resolve to do in the coming year!
Which means, you declare either 1) what you failed to do last year, or 2) what you never even started to do last year.
So here you stand, huffing and puffing!
“For the New Year 2020 I resolve to do this….”
Before we continue, what exactly is a New Year’s Resolution? I think most of us think of a New Year’s Resolution as a sort of absolute, steroid “To Do” list, but deep inside it’s a flabby “give me some slack” Horoscope wish list.
Yeah, I know: you want to be a Chinese Dragon spewing dynamic flames and clawing your way up the food chain, but you’re deemed by Chinese celestial destiny to be a Goat, either an ambitious Goat or a lazy goat. Still, a goat is a goat. Certainly, it isn’t any where close to being a rip-roaring, fire-breathing Chinese Dragon.
So you resolve to be a Dragon in the New Year 2020? Pretty ambitious if you ask me, with all the traits of a Dragon, clawing your way to the top, and devouring all your challengers along the way! Stuff warrior stories are made of!
But is it you?
Back to the question, what is a resolution anyway?
Here’s a simple definition.
res·o·lu·tion/ˌrezəˈlo͞oSH(ə)n/Learn to pronounce noun
- A firm decision to do or not to do something.
2.the quality of being determined or resolute.
Hold that thought for a short second.
So look, don’t feel bad if you’re not exactly the Poster Child of the New Year’s Resolution, just keep in mind, you made the list. You’re a Goat!
You have purpose, and in the celestial sphere of the Chinese Zodiac you are right along side of the steroid fire-breathing Dragon!
That says a great deal!
Remember: He or she who avoids fire does not become BBQ. (I made that up myself you know!)
So view the Dragon as your fail safe Master of Wisdom. Be yourself, and capture all the virtue you owe to yourself just because, you’re you!
Happy New Year 2020!!
Resolve to be you! But if you’re an evil hamster, please change right now! Resolve to be good, not evil.
Yes, there is always room for improvement to make life happy or happier. But don’t do stuff that is counter-productive just because it’s vogue to do but it’s just not you!
In the greater sphere of things, whoever you are, Goat, Dragon, Horse, Pig, Snake, whatever, you have a place with others who you can enjoy and be friends with. That’s the sphere of things.
Be kind to yourself. Be gentle to yourself. Be reasonable to yourself.
If you decide the time is right, and the mood is right and you feel things “are right” to make a decision you’ve thought of making, or you’re forced to make, or you’re obligated to make, well, follow your instincts first.
Do yourself a double-take, before you leap (Goats leap I think?), consider the implications, the consequences, the impacts of your decision to do something, or not to do something.
Change for the sake of change, may or may not be wise or true. Sometimes its best to do nothing, and wait and see.
May we wish each other all a good year, to try or not to try, and give ourselves slack to try, and make mistakes so we have every opportunity to learn from making mistakes.
And maybe even, if things are “right” we can incorporate a safe resolution to do something nice.