Thursday, January 01, 2015


The first day of 2015 is drawing to a close. Many of us have made resolutions for the New Year, and a very few may actually succeed in keeping the resolution. For most of us, the resolution to change a habit, or to begin a new habit, is made with good intentions but more than likely doomed to failure.

My New Year’s resolution last night was that I was going to change my eating habits. I did not need the scale in the clinic to tell me that I have gained back almost all of the weight I worked so hard to loose. So I resolved that I was going to reduce portion sizes, eat healthy, real food (mostly fruits and vegetables), and only eat when I am feeling hungry.

Seems simple enough.

This morning Richard asked me if I wanted something special for dinner.
My response? “A McDonald’s hamburger and french fries.”

So much for the first day of 2015. I wonder how well I will do tomorrow?

Dr. Kent M. Keith wrote “The Paradoxical Commandments” back in 1968. This version was on the wall of in the examination room at the clinic,  and we were given a copy:
  • People are often unreasonable and self-centered. Forgive them anyway.
  • If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway.
  • If you are honest, people may cheat you. Be honest anyway.
  • If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway.
  • The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway.
  • Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough. Give your best anyway.
  • For you see, in the end, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway.

Food for thought...


Linda Kay said...

What a lovely post, and good luck on your already broken New Year's Resolution!

Far Side of Fifty said...

So start again tomorrow:)

Maggie May said...

What a lovely quote that is and it's perfectly true.
We must plod on even though we break our intentions(resolutions) and are put off by other people.

Happy New Year.
Maggie x

Susan said...

I'm trying AGAIN on my weight loss, too. Trust this year will be the year.