By Suzanne Sparrow Watson
I’ve never kept a New Year’s resolution. I don’t think I’m alone in that confession. In fact, according to the Huffington Post, only 8% of people keep them. I was kind of surprised to learn it was that high. Who ARE those people? Probably the same ones who have their taxes filed by February 1 and the Christmas cards done in August. So, being the sloth that I am, I went in search of resolutions made by people who, like me, have absolutely no intention of losing weight, exercising more or improving my vocabulary. Luckily, there are a lot of us out there and I found some rather amusing one’s to share with you this last day of 2018:
I want to lose just enough weight so that my stomach doesn’t jiggle when I brush my teeth.
I can’t believe it’s been a whole year since I didn’t become a better person.
I need to start eating more healthy, but first I need to eat all the junk food in the house so it’s not there to tempt me anymore.
I don’t call them New Year’s resolutions. I prefer the term, “Casual promises to myself that I’m under no legal obligation to fulfill”.
My resolution is to stop kidding myself about lifestyle changes. Nobody likes a cheap, skinny, sober bitch anyway.
Never again will I take sleeping pills and laxatives on the same night.
I’m going to fake my own death, move to Mexico and live off tacos and tequila.
And from a kindergartner: I’m going to stop picking my nose. It’s going to be hard.
I’m only making one resolution this year: I will indulge when the moods strikes. Not much of a stretch, I admit, but I’m taking inspiration from a friend. She posted a photo on Facebook last summer of her husband in a 50’s-style diner, grinning like a 10 year-old as he was served a huge chocolate milkshake, with a sidecar to boot. Tragically, he died unexpectedly last week. I thought about that photo – he was so excited to indulge, with nary a thought about cholesterol or calories. Somehow it made me happy to know that he’d had such a satisfying, guiltless moment. We should all be so lucky.
So, this year, I wish you and your family much happiness and good health…and many chocolate milkshakes!