What Does 2015 Hold For You?

The statisticbrain.com web site says that 45% of people make New Year’s Resolutions but only 8% of people are successful at achieving them.  Old habits are hard to change, and it seems resolutions usually involve some sort of change in habits or behavior.

I didn’t make any resolutions this year, but I do have some projects I wish to finish and some new skills I hope to learn in 2015.  Will that be easier to achieve than resolving to change a current behavior?  We shall see.

This time of year when it’s cold outside and warm inside by the fire, I’d rather sit in a comfy spot with a hot cup of coffee, tea or cocoa and watch the new season of Downton Abbey.  For those of you who are also a fan, season five begins next Sunday, January 4th at 8:00 p.m. Central on PBS.

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Just for fun, I did Google the top 10 new year’s resolutions to see what everyone else resolved to do while I catch up with the Crawley Family.

The number one resolution is to “spend more time with family and friends”.  Nice.  I like that one.  It’s always a good idea.

The second resolution is to “get more fit” and number three is to “lose weight”.  Those two go hand in hand and as long as I still have Christmas candy in the house, they’re just not an option.  My husband suggested he could take the leftover candy…and the temptation to eat it…to his shop, but I nixed that idea right away.

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The fourth resolution is to “stop smoking”.  That one may be harder for the folks in Colorado with the recent changes there.  Enough said.

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The fifth resolution is to “enjoy life more”.  Well, that’s what I’m doing while I’m eating the Christmas candy and watching Downton Abbey.

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Number six is to “stop drinking”.  I live in Texas.  We drink here.  I might even try brandy since they drink it at Downton.

Number seven is to “get out of debt”.  Call me Scarlett, but I’ll think about that one tomorrow after the dust settles on the Christmas spending and we see how much damage we did.

The eighth resolution is to “learn something new”.  Once again, Downton Abbey to the rescue as it teaches me all about the British upper class in the early twentieth century. I’m also learning new words such as blimey, squiffy, tuppence and hobbledehoy.

I did receive a beautiful mandolin from my husband for Christmas, so I’m going to learn to play it when I’m not busy seeing what is going on at the Abbey.

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“Help others” is the ninth resolution in the top ten.  I plan to do this all year but not until the Christmas candy is eaten and I’m caught up on Downton Abbey.

Finally, the tenth top resolution that people make is to “get organized”.  After watching the first four seasons of Downton Abbey, my husband and I decided that we could use a cook, a butler, a maid and a couple of footmen to help us get organized in the new year.

Even though I didn’t make any formal resolutions, I’m trying to face this new year with an attitude of gratitude for each new day and what it brings…the good, the bad, and even the changes.   What about you?

This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it. -Psalm 118:24

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4 thoughts on “What Does 2015 Hold For You?”

  1. I specifically don’t make resolutions because I try not to set myself up for failure. Ha. However, I do look forward to the future and decide what is important to me. What would I like to accomplish. Amon many other things, for 2014 I wanted to read 52 books and I am so very close!

    In 2009 I began choosing a word of the year. Each year I ask God to show me what He would have me focus on for the next 365 days and the word that He picked for 2015 is transformation. I am asking Him to make me more like Christ so I can make an impact for His kingdom. The word alone makes me excited for 2015 and what He has in store for me and our family!

    Enjoy Downtown Abby. One day, I hope to watch and enjoy. 🙂

  2. ️️Hahaha good idea on keeping the candy. We are suppose to be eating healthy (to get rid of this pregnancy weight) but I told Erik we need a break til after the candy and cookies are gone! (: Love you

  3. HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL OF YOU !! Hope this new year brings all you are praying for 🙂
    Beautiful mandolin , hope you have fun learning to play it.
    Again great blog. Interesting, funny, and thought provoking.

  4. Love the mandolin! I will be looking forward to a phone concert.

    For me, the new year is always about reflection. Have I done my best last year? What am I looking forward to this year? How will I grow? What will be new for me and the people I love?
    And of course that bucket list. Checking things off, one at a time.
    Happiest of New Year to you!

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