Written last year at this time and edited this year and most likely again next year… God willing!  Hmm, so let’s see how I did…  Oh, ah, never mind, but I resolve to do better next year!

     Happy New Year,



    In the New Year:

                                      I will;

                                                  Love a little more,

                                                  yell a little less

                                                  be a part of the clean-up,

                                                  and be no part of the mess.

                                                  And do something different,

                                                  like giving my tongue a rest.


                                   I won’t;

                                                 Allow myself to worry,

                                                  add to someone’s stress,

                                                  or forget to smell the roses,

                                                  and do anything, but my best.

                                                  And again, appear in public,

                                                  unless, I’m fully dressed.


 Jack Downing

Dec. 2011



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Hearth and Health are wonderful things and if you're without either such sorrow that brings So I cannot express enough thanks to my Lord and to my family and friends for the support you afford! ~Jack Downing~
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8 Responses to Resolutions

  1. adeeyoyo says:

    Ah, yes, I don’t do these any more ‘cos life’s too short and people’s memories are too long…:D

  2. yearstricken says:

    Great resolutions! Happy New Year, and good luck keeping these resolutions.

  3. Denise Downing says:

    Love it

    Sent from my iPad

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