Sunday, January 21, 2007


I lost again. Clare had a BAFAB contest asking for "the most original/worthwhile/fantastic/exciting thing (although it doesn't have to be all these) you intend to do this year ". I couldn't come up with anything original, fantastic or exciting but I thought mine sort-of qualified as 'worthwhile'. Now, in fairness, I didn't deserve to win. I personally voted for someone else's entry. I'm sticking by my 'resolution' though. I quite like it, actually. Here's my entry:

Life experience has taught me to be grateful for small things, so I'm crossing Everest and all the lesser Himalayas off my 'to-do' list this year. My hopes and dreams are purer, simpler things.

I hope to get up each morning whether I feel like it or not. I'll face the worst day of the year in the same way I face the best. If I fall into a lake of mud, I will not wallow. I'll claw and kick and find my way out.

I'll try to be pleasant to people who don't seem very pleasant themselves. In the face of incivility I will try to be civil myself.

I'll look into people's eyes and if I see pain, I'll look for something I might do to help.

I'm going to try to feel less 'responsible' this year. I might even leave dirty dishes on the counter sometimes.

I'm going to read more and work less.

I'm going to be less serious about life! I'm going to draw lots of happy faces and little waving hands.

I think I'll get a scooter. (Not a motorized one - one that looks like a skateboard with a handle.)

I'm going to try not to break any bones!


At 2:20 AM, Blogger Jan said...

I particularly like the " less responsible"...I have been doing this for a while now and believe me, it's A Very Good Move..

At 1:00 PM, Anonymous clare said...

Aw, I'm sorry Susan, but twas a close contender!

Now that you've 'come out' I am looking forward to hearing more about the scooter. Do you reckon you might really get one?

At 10:54 PM, Blogger chiefbiscuit said...

Very admirable ... I must practice some of them myself - especially your idea about being pleasant to people who don't seem very pleasant themselves - in my case, this week anyway, it's been grumpy bus-drivers. I also like the NOT doing dishes idea .... hmmmm .... and less work .... :)

At 11:42 AM, Blogger Minx said...

Small nibbles are better than trying to shove the whole thing in your mouth at once! Your goals are achievable Susan, go for it.

At 7:22 AM, Anonymous Scott said...

Run away with me to hte South Pole, Susan. You have nothing to lose but your life.

At 7:24 AM, Anonymous Scott said...

Just to add, we could do with a knitting needle specialist.

At 9:47 PM, Blogger Susan said...

May I bring my scooter, Scott? With all this global warming nonsense, perhaps we should take a kayak along too.

At 3:47 AM, Anonymous Scott said...

If the sheep and pigs idea should for some unknown reason prove not foolproof, I'd say it would be a very good idea to have a scooter to fall back on. I don't understand this global warming thing you mention. Is there something people are keeping from me?


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