And so the year has begun...
Do you sit with your tummy full of all the "good luck" foods you've eaten on New Year's Day since you were a tot? Guilty! I cooked the traditional black-eyed peas and "hog jowls" (substituted ham) that my family never did without on the beginning of each new year -- even added the cabbage that others in nearby communities from where I grew up feel is essential. Do I really believe in luck -- especially luck precipitated on a select diet? Nah! But it's still as much a tradition as turkey and dressing on Thanksgiving Day, and it takes me back home in my mind for a little while, to say the least.
What about New Year's Resolutions? Do you make them? Have you ever kept them? Personally, I gave up on even making them decades ago. Because they rarely lasted more than a very few days, I found they left me with a guilt complex that I could easily avoid by simply not making resolutions any more!
For this new year I hope that whatever goals you set for yourself, no matter how badly you miss the mark with the plan tomorrow, may you not get discouraged and lose sight of what you want, and pick right back up where you left off and continue on with your plan until you find at this time next year you were able to be or do what you want for yourself today!