Too often, a New Year’s Resolution is made to be broken. But sometimes a tiny bit of the promise is kept. The wonderful thing about keeping the promise is that a whole new you is created.
I have borrowed my resolution from Ralph Waldo Emerson, 19th century American essayist, lecturer, and poet, who found inspiration in nature.
I suppose we can not always blaze new trails. For most of us, we have to get up each morning, get the kids ready for school, go off to work and earn a living, and wait for the weekend to live a little. And on the weekend when you get to the woods, or the mountains, or the ocean to unwind, I will send along the wishes of the Irish prayer to keep in mind.
May you be blessed in the New Year
And where ever you go
May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face;
the rains fall soft upon your fields
and until we meet again,
may God hold you in the palm of His hand.