I dread New Years.
Every Year my children are told at school that they must make a new year's resolution. I used to every year, and the result would always be that by February, at the latest, I would be in the doldrums because a: It was the February Blues, and I had prolly blown my resolution.
Now about seventeen years ago, I asked Bear if he ever got dejected about breaking new years Resolutions. And he said that every since he made one back in grade school and never broke it he wasn't about to make a new one.
The resolution he made: Never again make a New year's Resolution. He has kept that resolution for over 25 years, and has never broken it.
I have kept that same resolution for 16 years.
Galadriel made the same resolution a few years ago, but hers only last a year at a time. ( I resolve not to make a New Year's Resolution this year. Which both makes and breaks the resolution at the same time. Since there is no way to keep it and it happens simultaneously, she doesn't have time to get stressed or feel guilty.
Frodo is too young
Arwen, unfortunately is still obligated to make resolutions because her teachers want them to write it down and she has to approve them. She is constantly trying to come up with one that won't be too hard and yet pass muster with the teacher. Honestly, I really think this "approval" defeats the whole concept of New Years Resolutions., But around here we all defeat the purpose of the New Year's Resolution.
Don't get us wrong, we still endeavour to become better Christians. We resolve to sin no more or at least to sin less ( I always thought resolving (promising) to sin no more was more wishful thinking than truth, and if you can't tell God the truth what's the point in making the promise in the first place well then.but ... I digress) during confession.
Scripture to keep in mind
Six things there are, which the Lord hateth, and the seventh his soul detesteth:  Haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood,  A heart that deviseth wicked plots, feet that are swift to run into mischief, A deceitful witness that uttereth lies, and him that soweth discord among brethren.  My son, keep the commandments of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother. ***Cf:Douay-Rheims Proverbs 6: 16-20
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