For most of my life I made one or two resolutions on New Year's Eve. Quitting smoking and drinking only in moderation were almost always on the list. I was still smoking and drinking so two years ago I decided to resolve to do something that I could accomplish. On December 31, 2009 I resolved to: 1. Enjoy life, 2. Be happy with what I have and not sad about things I do not have, 3. Look for the good in everyone, and 4. Avoid negativity.
The reason I have not made any more resolutions is that I have been very successful in keeping the ones I made in 2009. I don't know if there is any "cause and effect" as a result of these resolutions but the past two years have been two of the happiest in my life. Also, once I was happy with what I had good things kept coming my way. Dod and our new home base in Aticama are two major good things but I think the best things are the people I have met and the relationships that have been built.
Best wishes to all for a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year!