New Year’s Resolution: Be Resolute

Wouldn’t it be great if we made a New Day’s Resolution instead of a New Year’s Resolution? That way we would only have to try for the next day ahead of us. Actually, only the next 15 or so hours ahead of us. And when you think of it in that way, it makes our resolutions a lot easier.

We can be resolute, optimistic and positive about accomplishing something within the next few hours. Other good labels to brand ourselves: determined, purposeful, steadfast.

Throw out those year-long plans. Think only of this day, these minutes, this solitary hour in our hands. It is all we have. All we will ever have.

 

 

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About dianabletter

Diana Bletter is a writer living in northern Israel whose novel, A Remarkable Kindness, is forthcoming from HarperCollins in August. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Commentary, tabletmag, and other publications. Her first book, The Invisible Thread: A Portrait of Jewish American Women (with photographs by Lori Grinker) was nominated for a National Jewish Book Award.
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One Response to New Year’s Resolution: Be Resolute

  1. Wonderful, Diana! Every day is a new day with fresh starts and new insights and hopes. And mistakes are missteps that can be retaken, right?
    A new year is an exciting, hopeful thing.

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