As we bid adieu to 2012, I resolve to change my approach to resolutions. No long list this year, no end of year tallying of the ones I kept and the ones I didn't. I'm choosing one, that will have an impact on my life every day.
Before I share mine, here are some I received from others:
"To be at peace."
"Stop wasting time on my phone, doing nothing. To read more."
"Not to hookup cable tv, read more books, spend quality time with friends.. and enjoy living!"
"Putting money aside."
"Enter the New Yorker caption contest every week." (Wow, that's specific!)
"Stay in shape."
"Try to enjoy every moment."
Mine? Make my dinner table a phone-free zone. As sad as it sounds, our constant dinner companions are blackberries and iPhones. I wonder how many spontaneous, profound, funny, heartfelt comments from my children were lost because someone's smartphone buzzed and distracted us all mid-conversation.
Best not to think about that. No looking back (ok, that's two resolutions).
Let the new year begin.
I wish you all a year filled with peace, hope and joy.