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Jan 4 2010

New Year’s Aspirations

by Vivian A

One of the things I like to do on January 1st (besides eating collard greens for money and black eyed peas for luck) is make a list of New Year’s Aspirations. I know most people make a list of things they want to quit like smoking and being in debt but I like to write down what I want to do in the coming year. It just sounds so much more positive—to aspire vs. to resolve.

When I’m done I seal the paper in an envelope and give it to a friend to mail to me at the end of the year. It’s amazing how many things come true and it’s always fun to get the proverbial” self addressed stamped envelope” around December 31st.

However, if you still want to make a list of resolutions the most popular ones include quitting smoking, quitting drinking, losing weight, getting in shape, getting out of debt, spending more time with family, helping others and learning something new, etc.

You’ll find plenty of material from How to Books to Instructional DVD’s in our catalog to get you where you want to be. Happy New Year!

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Tamika S. January 4, 2010 at 12:53 PM

Great Post Vivian. I like the positive spin on a New Year tradition so you have a sense of accomplishment rather than disappointment.

Jnai W January 5, 2010 at 3:01 PM

That’s a good idea about sending your aspirations to a friend to mail back to you at year’s end. I think I might do that! Thanks, Vivian!

Ardene January 6, 2010 at 2:18 PM

What a great idea! I’ve never done New Year’s resolutions, but aspirations sound like fun.

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