New Year’s Resolution: Be Resolute

Wouldn’t it be great if we made a New Day’s Resolution instead of a New Year’s Resolution? That way we would only have to try for the next day ahead of us. Actually, only the next 15 or so hours ahead of us. And when you think of it in that way, it makes our resolutions a lot easier.

We can be resolute, optimistic and positive about accomplishing something within the next few hours. Other good labels to brand ourselves: determined, purposeful, steadfast.

Throw out those year-long plans. Think only of this day, these minutes, this solitary hour in our hands. It is all we have. All we will ever have.



About dianabletter

Diana Bletter is the author of several books, including The Invisible Thread: A Portrait of Jewish American Women (with photographs by Lori Grinker), shortlisted for a National Jewish Book Award. Her novel, A Remarkable Kindness, (HarperCollins) was published in 2015. She is the First Prize Winner of Moment Magazine's 2019 Fiction Contest. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Commentary, tabletmag, Glamour, The Forward, The North American Review, Times of Israel, and is a reporter for Israel21C, and many other publications. She is author of Big Up Yourself: It's About Time You Like Being You and The Mom Who Took off On Her Motorcycle, a memoir of her 10,000-mile motorcycle trip to Alaska and back to New York. She lives in a small beach village in Western Galilee, Israel, with her husband and family. She is a member of the local hevra kadisha, the burial circle, and a Muslim-Jewish-Christian-Druze women's group in the nearby town of Akko. And, she likes snowboarding and climbing trees.
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1 Response to New Year’s Resolution: Be Resolute

  1. Wonderful, Diana! Every day is a new day with fresh starts and new insights and hopes. And mistakes are missteps that can be retaken, right?
    A new year is an exciting, hopeful thing.

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