I don't do New Year's resolutions.  Sure, there are things I feel like I should do.  Floss more.  Eat less sugar.  Exercise longer, or harder, or trendier.  But the reality is, I know I won't do that stuff.  I'll still forget to floss.  I'll put sugar in my tea and eat a cookie after dinner.  After 30 minutes, dude, I'm getting off the dang treadmill.  And you will never find me in a Zumba class.  I know I look stupid when I dance, and I'm just not going to do it.  New Year's resolutions are sure-fired failure in my world, so I'm just not gonna go there. But the other day my college-age son said something profound.  He said, "I'm not going to wait til after graduation to have the life I want."

He made me think about how often I live my life in the future, waiting until...something...better teeth, health, or legs? that I can be really happy.  I minimize the impact of today because it's not quite all the way perfect yet.  I miss out on opportunities to be grateful, joyful, peaceful because I worry about what's going to happen if.

In the words of Master Upwe in Kung Fu Panda,  "Today is a gift.  That's why we call it the present."

I need to enjoy the gift of today.  That is my resolution.

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