Such a simple premise, but one with the potential for a great deal of power. Almost any New Year resolution that anyone has ever made can be boiled down to one word, so I have decided to give the program a try.
You've had two shots at it now. First came your 'New Year Resolution' to quit smoking, begin a diet, start exercising, read more, go back to school, end a damaging relationship, whatever. Then came Ash Wednesday, and with it the beginning of Lent, and yet another chance to give something up, this time sacrificially.Okay, so … Continue reading Lent: Still time to re-dedicate yourself
I don't own a crystal ball, nor do I have any special psychic powers or connections to the Almighty that would grant me privileged insight.But I do understand a little bit about what is going on in the world, and it's a challenge to look ahead and try to figure out what a new year … Continue reading Predictions for 2010
What will yours be? To perhaps lose some weight? Statistics show that weight loss, getting in shape, and other such related items are the number one resolution that folks make for the New Year. This is going to be the year that you finally drop those extra 10, 20, 50, 80 pounds and whip your … Continue reading New Year resolutions
In 1788, 29-year old Scottish poet Robert Burns sat himself down and wrote a poem that he titled 'Auld Lang Syne', which would literally translate today into "old long since", "long long ago", or even "days gone by." It was similar in phrasing and verse to a 1711 work by James Watson, and Burns himself … Continue reading Another Auld Lang Syne