As close as I can tell, there are two camps on the Rezolution field. There are the, "I will make many, many resolutions. I am bound to keep at least a couple, so therefore it won't be a total waste of my time". Then there are the, "I will carefully determine which three resolutions I feel are the most important to the advancement of myself as a finer human being. Then I will keep every last one of them, so help me gawd." No surprise, I tend to be in the former camp. I would love to be a sincere, focused person who can list my resolutions and stick to them but, although I am sincere in my wish to stick to my resolutions, I have feet of clay.
I did distill all 500 of my resolutions into a theme this year. I may even print a t-shirt. "I resolve to be a kinder, gentler person - to myself and to everything and everyone around me." I have nudged past the guilt of being nicer to myself and am working hard on happy feelings. And I have to tell you, it feels awfully good. I sweet-talked the bunnies this morning and, although there didn't seem to be much appreciation for the kinder, gentler me in the rabbit shed, you never can tell with rabbits. The ducks were very happy that I took the time to fill their bathtub. Scrappy thought I should have given him both of the rawhide chews, as he needed more kinder, gentler treatment than Bernie. The kittens seem suspicious of the new me.
I will have to say that I feel better-able to keep my resolution this year. I'm not sure why - is the air more rarefied? Has growing another year older mellowed the old dame? Who knows -- but I think it's time for a kinder, gentler resolution. Don't you?