It's because throughout the year, I make decisions and actually follow through with them. Maybe I should start calling them resolutions. Like some random day in March, I'll decide that from now on, I will plant peas in the greenhouse in March to put in the ground as soon as they are tall enough to look healthy.
And then, sit down for this one, I'll do it because I said I would!
This is not a major resolution, but it's a decision I make and without fanfare, I accomplish it.
These crazy people who have to spout their resolutions all over the place just make me gag. Especially when they then have to cry all about how it's January 2 and they've already broken their resolutions.
It's called willpower and I have some but I don't save it all for January 1. I guess that's the difference. You have to choose to do something that you can actually accomplish within reason. Something you know you will do and see it through. And you can't save them all up for one day.
Especially when it's usually a night known as a drunkfest for many and they'll resolve to do anything because it all sounds like a good idea at the time.
For example, I thought it would be a good idea to vacuum the living room every single night. I thought it would cut down on the mess and it wouldn't be such a big deal, right? So, for a week, I did it. And it made no difference. Every night was the same amount of crap sucked up in the cannister and no one cared. So I stopped.
I didn't fail at a resolution, I made a decision, didn't see the point, and stopped doing it. I didn't lament the fact that I FAILED at vacuuming every night. I didn't call the presses and cry about how I might as well just dump trash on the floor because I have no willpower! I didn't throw away every vacuum in sight because my own house looked sandy.
I decided to go back to vacuuming whenever the mood strikes.
So, my point was to share that I decided, that before I go to bed, I don't care how tired I am or how big the mess is, I will leave the sink and stove like this.