I Promise, I Will Do Better This Year

Posted: December 31, 2014 in Humor

What is this inherent need we feel each new year to think we need to be so resolute that we can change something about us, make a resolution. Such a word to use. Sounds serious, determined, resolved, single-minded, so serious. We are so resolute that we don’t just make one resolution but a complete list. When it comes to resolutions I don’t ass around.

This year, I’m being resolution realistic, I just have two:

Resolution number one – I promise to keep my pickup, clean and looking like new.

Resolution number two – Do my part in bringing world peace.

Although it is number two on my list, there is a better chance that I will bring world peace than there is that I will keep all of my half full McDonalds coffee cups from collecting in all of my cup holders in the pickup. There is a one in a billion chance for world peace but at least there is a chance. Coffee cups thrown in the trash, not a chance. I will feel guilty about not doing that all year.

And world peace, I’m being realistic this year, I probably will not seriously start working on that until the Sunday night before next New Year’s Eve. Oh, I will have a partial outline that I will make up on January 5th. The usual line items,  first go talk to the Israelis,  next the Saudis, then go see Henry Kissinger and perhaps Jimmy Carter and ask for any notes they may have. I will check the web for the best airline ticket prices to the Middle East. The usual pre-peacetalk legwork. I’ve made this resolution before, I know what’s involved.

But after all of this is collected and all of my yellow legal pads are scribbled full of my own thoughts, they will languish deserted on the console and floorboards of my pickup for 10 or 11 months, collecting circles of spilled coffee cup stains as a constant reminder all year of two things I need to get back to. After all, I am resolute in seeing to it that this world peace thing is worked out before the end of the year and I’m making a resolution for crying out loud! Time’s a wasting!


I do hope you’ll have a Happy New Year though. Sorry about the world peace, maybe next year.

Such is the life of John

  1. Good luck on both your resolutions, SweetJ!!! 🙂
    Ha! You made me *snort*! 😛 Ha! on your pickup! 😀
    Yes, there is always next year! 😉 😀
    Serious thought: I think world peace will only come when everyone (each individual person) has personal peace and contentment in their hearts. So, we should continue to strive for inner contentment, joy, love, etc…and find the fun fun FUN during this next trip around the sun! 😀
    I resolve to keep being me…and ALL that entails…*snort*…in 2015!!! 😀 So, watch out, New Year, here I come!!! 😀
    Happy New Years HUGS!!! 😀

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  2. About that world piece thing…. I mean, having a girl in every country of the world is nice and all, but when are you gonna have time to clean your truck?
    Priorities, man.

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  3. Hahahaha! Hell Man! You’ve got to set your goals high, if I just get a piece in one or two different countries, I wouldn’t care how clean that old truck is! LOL!!


  4. Happy New Year, John! good luck on both, if luck has anything to do with it at all… Cheers!- Ret

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    • Happy New Year, Ret! Nope, no luck or chance of either happening, my resolutions usually end up not done. I like the fresh start of the new year but my goals tend to change as the year progresses. How about you?


      • i never set resolutions. And if i do, I do not say them out loud. However, i kind of look at each morning as a new opportunity— who needs a year long resolution…day to day is enough for me. There’s always something new to strive to do, something I’d like to notice, something I’d like to feel more profoundly, something I’d like to learn… I’ve never had a bucket list either, I have a living list…so I don’t think in term of years any more…one beautiful day at a time…


        • You are wise, a resolution is the same as a wish, if you tell what you wished for, it won’t come true.
          Bucket lists are for the poor souls that are told they have a short time to live. While I’m healthy, I not going to let my imminent death gauge what I do. I’d just as soon do things on the spur of the moment as opportunities arise, as you say, each beautiful day..


        • Agree! Let’s not hold back!


  5. ~ Sadie ~ says:

    I have many things I want to improve upon, but refuse to call them resolutions . . . that seems to set me up to fail every time 😉 World peace . . . beginning to believe that’s a pipe dream for sure, but we can still attempt it every opportunity we get ☮

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    • Each year I’m thinking more like we are probably about as good as we’re going to get and perhaps we should just set back and enjoy ourselves and try not to hurt anything. 🙂

      Thanks so much for reading and commenting, I enjoy them very much, Sadie! 🙂

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