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10 Quick New Year’s Resolutions for 2020

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It seems like everyone in the known universe is doing a “New Year’s Resolutions” post. So, I decided to do one myself…here goes!

In 2020, I resolve to…

1) Be kind, no matter what life throws at you. Life is too short to spread vitriol.

2) Forgive, but don’t necessarily forget. Forgiveness is essential for self-healing, but if you forget what someone has done and they just do it over and over again, what’s the point of that?

3) Get more quality sleep.

4) Write more, somehow.

5) Take time to enjoy nature whenever possible.

6) Speak truth to power.

7) Understand that good people can sometimes disagree, and that’s fine.

8) Enjoy the differences as well as the samenesses.

9) Laugh hard and often.

10) Watch the Brewers go deep into the playoffs. (Hey, I have no control over the last, but I figured I’d add it anyway!)

What are your New Year’s resolutions? Tell me about ’em in the comments!

Written by Barb Caffrey

January 1, 2020 at 3:32 pm

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  1. Hi Barb.
    All wise and worthy notions to aim for. Wishing you the best into your journey to fulfilling them.
    Our number 10 is a soccer orientated wish….
    ‘Having just got promoted back into the Premier League, please do not let Aston Villa get demoted after just the one season’ (It’s going to be tough!)

    deteremineddespitewp

    January 2, 2020 at 11:45 am

    • Thanks, Roger. 🙂

      I’m for your tenth resolution. (I know what you mean about trying to hang on when you’ve just had a promotion and am aware of the soccer leagues and how they work, which kind of reminds me of a triple-A baseball team — highest of the minor leagues — becoming a MLB franchise for a trial year, only to go back to triple-A next year.)

      Barb Caffrey

      January 2, 2020 at 2:20 pm

      • Yep and Aston Villa; a club with a once proud history have this knack of snatching Defeat out of the Jaws of Victory.

        deteremineddespitewp

        January 2, 2020 at 5:24 pm

      • Yeah, I’ve rooted for many teams like that, too.

        Best of luck with all of it.

        Barb Caffrey

        January 2, 2020 at 7:19 pm

      • Expect for the worse and dream for the best (or half-best) 🙄

        deteremineddespitewp

        January 3, 2020 at 11:25 am

      • That’s about it, Roger. 🙂 But I’ll add my hopes to yours that you will get the best this year rather than the worst. 😉

        Barb Caffrey

        January 3, 2020 at 4:35 pm

      • Thank Barb.
        You too.🙏

        deteremineddespitewp

        January 4, 2020 at 2:11 pm


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