New Year's is a unique holiday as it's the only holiday that celebrates the passage of time.
Perhaps that's why, as the final seconds of the year tick away, we tend to become introspective.
Then we wonder: how did time get away from us?
And why did all of our hopes and dreams never materialize?
Inevitably, that introspection turns to thoughts of
self-improvement and the annual ritual of making Resolutions.
We all do it. We swear to ourselves, "This is THE year" for
transforming our lives and fulfilling our goals.
We are determined to keep all the promises to lose weight, stop
smoking, make more money, be more patient...
What resolutions did you make? Are they amongst the top ten?
Top ten resolutions
1. Spend more time with family and friends
2. Fit in fitness
3. Lose weight
4. Quit smoking
5. Enjoy life more
6. Quit drinking
7.Get out of debt
8. Learn something new
9. Help others
10. Get organised
"Ring out the old, ring in the new,
Ring, happy bells, across the snow:
The year is going, let him go;
Ring out the false, ring in the true." Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1850