Friday, January 1, 2016

Happy New Year ~ More or Less

I love the New Year's holiday more than most any.  It's that blank page of a new year that calls to me, that fresh start, those yet-to-be-realized opportunities.......all that lies ahead.  It's exhilarating to try to imagine what the year might hold, what strides may be made, what new challenges can be overcome.

I am not a fan, however, of  all those New Year's resolutions.  You know the ones I'm talking about. The ones you make every December and have forgotten about by January 10th.  I'm gonna' lose 5 pounds.  Or 25 pounds.  I'm gonna' join a gym.  I'm gonna' stop smoking.  Again.  I'm gonna' spend more time with the family.  I'm gonna' work harder.  Oooops.  If I work harder, how will I spend more time with the family???  Etc., etc., etc........

I, instead, take the broader approach of doing "more".  Do more of the "right" things (and we all know what those are);  Likewise, do less of the the wrong things (and we all know what those are, too.)

Do more good.
Do less harm.

Drink more water.
Drink less soda.

Eat more fresh stuff.
Eat less empty calories.

Drink more water.

Be more active.
Spend less time sitting on the couch.

Be more kind.
Be less self-centered.

Drink more water.

Be more tolerant.
Be less arrogant.

Be more giving.
Be less self centered.

Drink more water.

Be more forgiving.
Be more loving.
Be more generous.

Drink more water.

Eat more salad.
Eat more simply.
Eat more whole foods.

Drink more water.

Be less judgemental.
Be less unhappy.
Be less anal.

Drink more water.

Do more random acts of kindness.
Be less selfish.

Be more positive.
Be less negative.

Give more compliments.
Be less harsh.

And drink more water.

From Waikiki Beach ~ Happy New Year to you all ~  

More or Less.....


  1. Love your advice & drink more water!!!! Glad you're in Oahu

    1. Thanks, Mary. Wish you were here ~ it's about time we arranged another visit! And I'm drinking more water, even as we speak......

  2. I love your attitude about New Years Resolutions, being open to the goodness of life and less narrow minded to a resolution...Love life and please live it well....drink more water! Love to you both Deon

    1. Thanks, Deon, and it's an attitude that has served me well. Makes for a good life, being open to the goodness in people, and tolerant while they find a way to do "less" of the opposite. And I am trying to be conscious of drinking more water along the way.....

  3. I really enjoy the fireworks they set off there in the islands! Makes it magical for sure. Such great insights in this blog! Happy New Year to you and Mr C.

    1. Thank you, my dear. You know it's going to be a good year when it starts with making out on the beach -- the official fireworks were good, too....


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