JAN. 1, 2020: Happy New Year! We made it to 2020! Now if we can just remember to write it on our checks… Time for resolutions. I resolve to write one a day for ten days. Join me with your own?????
JAN 2, 2020: I will do less things I dislike and more things that make me happy, like going to the movies instead of dusting. I dusted. It came back. Not falling for that again!
JAN 3, 2020: I will spend more time with friends who laugh and less with those who constantly complain.
JAN. 4, 2020: I will read the six books stacked up on my nightstand instead of watching the bad, awful, rotten, stinkin’ news all the time.
JAN. 5, 2020: I will not say bad words about the deer, rabbits and groundhogs who lunch on my shrubs and flowers. MAYBE.
JAN. 6, 2020: I will write more poetry and listen to more jazz.
JAN. 7, 2020: I will re-watch all the Avengers movies on Disney+ without guilt. After all, Shannon gave me the channel for Christmas. I OWE it to her to watch every single one!
JAN. 8, 2020: I will pay at least one compliment a day to someone who needs one. Think of the smiles I’ll collect!
JAN. 9, 2020: I’ll do more things to help the planet – including harassing friends who do not recycle. It’s a small thing. We can all do it and it makes a BIG difference.
JAN 10, 2020: I will encourage everyone I know to vote and I will actively support candidates I believe in. Democracy is worth saving. Our ancestors expect that of us.
JAN 11, 2020: I will assume every day could be my last, and savor the moments, large and small.
SHARON CANFIELD DORSEY is an award-winning poet and author of four children’s books; a memoir, Daughter of the Mountains; a book of poetry, Tapestry; and a new travel memoir, Road Trip, just released in December, 2019. All the books are available from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, High Tide Publications and the author.