The ancient Babylonians made promises to their gods at the start of each year that they would return borrowed objects and pay their debts & the Romans made a promise to the God Janus (named for the month of January). Every period in time, a civilization used the new year to make some type of promise to a God, deity or themselves. Most people (like me) resolve to eat better, workout 5 times a week, lose weight, make more money, etc. I want it all. Yes, I want all of it. Who the heck doesn’t??
I’m starting this new year of 2014 with a resolution to not make resolutions. I always do that and fail miserably come mid-january. This year will hopefully be different. It’s all psychological. I know there’s much better ahead for me if I live in the moment and don’t worry about yesterday or tomorrow. Here’s to a (hopefully) Happy New Year where I can learn to live in the moment! Wishing you and your family health, happiness, and prosperity for the New Year!