They say most New Year’s resolutions fail due to unfounded ambition. Folks either pursue too many resolutions or the resolutions themselves are unrealistic. Pundits think the cure are SMART resolutions. A clever acronym which I think should stand for Silly, Marvelous, Awkward, Random and Thoughtful. I say pick a couple of resolutions which can be attributed to two or more of these qualifiers! This will make them worth pursuing (which should improve their odds of sticking). While my list is not final yet, I’ve got a couple in mind.
- Make conversation in the elevator. Stop pretending to be busy, put that phone down and don’t stare at the “captivate” screen. Instead strike an awkward conversation with a stranger and make a silly statement about a random topic. It should be marvelous!
- Play one board game a week with the kiddos. Silly, thoughtful and, most of all, marvelous!