One-Shot “Resolutions”

With all the buzz about new approaches to the new year, I had to share the ideas found in the New Year’s Day edition of The Arizona Republic. I believe the author is Diane Porter, but I could not find a link on their website, and so here is a partial list of my favories:

    • Leave your change in the vending machine for the next person to find.
    • Send a handwritten letter to a child. With a stamp. Write his or her name on the envelope. He or she should know the thrill.
    • Kiss someone as if you mean it.
    • Get 10 things out of your closet that make you feel bad (sic). Take them to Goodwill.

  • Go 24 hours without the internet.
  • Throw out the old ketchup packets from your desk drawer.
  • Find a new recipe. No, a NEW one.
  • When a friend or co-worker loses a loved one, mark it in your calendar. Ask how he or she is doing in six months.
  • Download music in another language. 
  • Leave a widely inappropriate tip.
  • Sign your organ-donation card.
  • Write a manifesto.
  • Spend one day by yourself.
  • Deal with your photos. (You know you want to.)
  • Make an appointment with yourself at 3 each day to walk around the block. Yes, while you’re at work.
  • Put folded-up dollar bills in a spot in your car so you can easily give one to someone on the corner.
  • Take old towels to a vet or pet shelter. 
  • Register to vote.
  • Actually vote.
  • Pay attention to a child who isn’t yours.
  • Ask doctors hard questions. They work for you. 
  • If you never apologize, learn to do it well. If you apologize too often, learn to stop.
  • Put a plant on your desk. Something else should be alive in your cubicle.
  • Send a thank you note to a teacher who made a difference in your life.
  • Write a love letter.

3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jackie
    Jan 02, 2012 @ 18:22:21

    LOve this so much. I’m going to do all of these things before January is through. I will let you know how it feels!


    • Lori
      Jan 02, 2012 @ 18:56:02

      There are more where these came from but it will be fun to make up your own…I personally like paying people’s expired meters!

      In other news, AWESOME game despite the outcome. Did you go???


  2. DebbieWWGN
    Jan 04, 2012 @ 08:17:11

    I love this idea (or ideas!) Lori. I will clipping this list and adding to it all year. Thanks for a great read.


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