Posted on Dec 30, 2010 in Blog |

I hate resolutions. For years, I rebelled and swore I wouldn’t make any. Call me the rebel, but I thought it was ridiculous to make a list of things I wanted to commit to only not to follow through on this within the next sixty days. I refused to make a list. Until a couple of years ago. I guess I thought I was being too obstinate about the whole thing. Maybe I should try. So I made my list and then I taped it in my journal in about five places so that sporadically, through the year, I could check to see how I was coming along. I made a list of 14 items ranging from taking Stephen to get his driver’s license to painting our office. I also included getting an agent or self-publishing my book. I sort of needed to include in there to finish writing the book first. But 2009 was the year I was diagnosed with Lyme Disease and Bartonella. And suddenly, like, within a week’s time, my list didn’t have a whole lot of significance. Last year, my resolutions for 2010 were pretty simple: do whatever I needed to do to heal from this wretched disease. So, this year, I have two lists. The first list is of ‘resolutions’ of things I want to do that I think are life changing. Actually, they are merely a continuation of things I have already started doing, but they have helped me in healing and in living. They are broken down into time periods: Once during the year – get a Lyme test from Galaxy Diagnostics lab Once a month Record the books I read Once a week Forgive someone – let them off the hook Try something new Say Thank You to someone – in writing or in person Once a day Keep a kindness or gratitude journal Tell one person I love them or how I appreciate them Do something nice for someone else Laugh Do something to promote healing for self So, I’m going to admit that the first one, I really want everyone else to put on their list of resolutions. Please. Just...

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