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Beyond Blue

Holiday Survival Thought #31

New Year’s resolutions are made by type-A, overachieving, perfectionistic hypocrites. You don’t want to join their circles, do you?

  • Nancy

    No, I don’t……….however, here’s one for the pets!
    New Year Resolutions For Pets…
    15. I will not eat other animals’ poop.
    14. I will not lick my human’s face after eating animal poop.
    13. I do not need to suddenly stand straight up when I’m lying under the coffee table.
    12. My head does not belong in the refrigerator.
    11. I will no longer be beholden to the sound of the can opener.
    10. Cats: Circulate a petition that sleeping become a juried competition in major animal shows.
    9. Come to understand that cats are from Venus; dogs are from Mars.
    8. Take time from busy schedule to stop and smell the behinds.
    7. Hamster: Don’t let them figure out I’m just a rat on steroids, or they’ll flush me!
    6. Get a bite in on that freak who gives me that shot every year.
    5. Grow opposable thumb; break into pantry; decide for MYSELF how much food is *too* much.
    4. Cats: Use new living room sofa as scratching post.
    3. January 1st: Kill the sock! Must kill the sock!
    January 2nd – December 31: Re-live victory over the sock.
    2. The garbage collector is NOT stealing our stuff.
    1. I will NOT chase the stick until I see it LEAVE THE IDIOT’S HAND

  • Anonymous

    I havent made any new years resolutions for years .. just because of those above ! “Re-solutions” .. that means they didn’t (or never)work in the past … right ? … right ! … The definition of insanity is “Doing the same thing over and over and over again, expecting a different re-solution !”
    LUV 2 ALL

  • Nancy

    Amen – Wisdum – you’ve got it! – We use that line often around here!
    Nancy L.

  • Larry Parker

    Everyone knows my one and only New Year’s resolution.
    And if supporting myself requires me to be a Type A, overachieving, perfectionistic hypocrite, that might just have to do for the moment …

  • Nancy

    It’s not at all Larry! It’s a sane, reasonable goal, which is entirely different from “I’m going to loose 50 pounds in 3 days” and all that other crap.
    So it’s with the start of the New Year, and actually, each day is a new beginning (I think I have a women’s meditation book with that title). My prayer for you is that the pieces will come together in the maze of your endeavor.
    Nancy L.

  • Larry Parker

    When you break into maze/labyrinth metaphors, you show you REALLY know me. (For better or worse.)

  • Nancy

    Larry – It’s for the better, and I’m better for knowing You!
    Nancy L.

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