Did you resolve to…

Resolutions1Eat healthier?  Get more exercise? Save more money?  If you did, you are among the majority of Americans who made those resolutions for 2018.  There is a very long history of making New Year’s resolutions. The ancient Babylonians are said to have been the first people to make New Year’s resolutions, some 4,000 years ago.   Famous people made resolutions, as well as us common folk.  Some are humorous—a New Year’s resolution is “something that goes in one year and out the other”.  The playwright Samuel Beckett admonished us to “Ever tried.  Ever failed.  No matter.  Try again. Fail again.  Fail better”. And Ralph Waldo Emerson reminded us to “Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year”.


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