My New Year’s Resolution —- Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Today is the last day of the whole decade—WOW!

And tomorrow starts another set of ten years.  Not just a New Year but the beginning of a whole new decade!

I’ve erased this post several times…it’s so hard to put into words what I am thinking and feeling.

But I decided to go ahead and give it a whirl:

I am going to practice daily until it becomes who I am

  • To speak words of kindness, to me.  I forget to do that sometimes.  I seem to be my worst critic.

My mother and her parents, my grandparents, were very kind and generous people.  Always helping those who needed a little help.

  • Help can be as simple as a kind word in the grocery store, unsticking a shopping cart for the person who can’t get them apart, or taking in a shopping cart someone just left in the parking slot, too uncaring to roll it to the cart corral.

  • If, and when, we go out I want to tip as generously as I can afford.  Oftentimes those in the service industry are over-looked as only a necessary commodity for people to have a good time.

Forgetting that service people have feelings, get tired, have to put up with ugly and rude customers.

A decent tip goes a long way to saying—You did a nice job.  Thank you.

  • I want to remember to smile.  To smile at everyone.  Sometimes a smile is as nice as a hug.
  • Sometimes hugs are even nicer.

  • I want to keep my blog and my FaceBook pages free from politics.

My Daddy always said the quickest way to lose friends is to discuss politics and religion. I believe him.

  • I will always respect your beliefs, and I will never demand, coerce, or push my politics or religion onto you.

I want my blog and my FaceBook page and myself to show to you that very invisible but strongly felt emotion of unconditional love and acceptance.

  • I also need to dust more, I will try.

But for me that is just trying—there are so many other things I want to do with my time.

The time that is going fast now in my elder years.

Still, I will try.  (to dust more 🙂  )

  • So for this coming year,  I want to judge less, to pay forward as much kindness as I possibly can, and enjoy each and every day as the seconds swing by with the pendulum of time.

From my heart to your heart,












30 thoughts on “My New Year’s Resolution —- Tuesday, December 31, 2019

  1. You, dear Sweet Linda, are a blessing in my life. I fell in love with Fuzzy and through him I met you, and for that I will be eternally grateful. May this new decade bring you, and all of us, the peace and love we dream of. xx(((Linda)))xx
    love ya! Cully


  2. I love your ambitious list of resolutions. I think smiling at people is the easiest and dusting is the most difficult! One thing I know for sure is that 2020 will be a wonderful, magical year. My little city dog and I will enjoy it here and will enjoy sharing it with you on your Colorado farm. Happy New Year!


  3. Love your resolutions, Linda. They are something we could all learn from. Although, I don’t really care if you dust more or not! I like you just the way you are….dustbunnies or not!
    Happy New Year to you and Terry and your whole family.


  4. Aww such a sweet post! Just like you! I need to dust more too! Happy New Year! I am with you on politics and religion. I TRY to stay out of it although I do like a good Bible quote now and then!


  5. Don’t comment very often either but I have viewed every post for several years. Envy your closeness to the farm. I am 75 and not actively farming any more but I still spend a lot of time on the 1869 family farm ever day. Bought my first cab tractor 10 years ago, showing my age?? I have to ask what your plans for the farm are this coming year? Still renting??


    • It is a pleasure to see you here in the comment section, Frank. Right now, Terry hasn’t really decided. By March we will all know, including him…but, me thinks, in my heart-of-hearts watching someone else farm the land was a tad hard. I hope you have a great New Year. You and Terry are of the same age. He turns 76 this year.


  6. I LOVE your resolutions! Perfect. Especially the first one. I keep thinking I wouldn’t talk to anyone else the way I talk to myself. Everything on your list would be on mine too. Time is slipping away from me so I’m trying hard to make the best use of everyday and say something kind to everyone I’m in touch with. Your resolutions are heartfelt so I can see you having the best year ever. Happy New Year hugs to you and yours.


  7. don’t think i’m gonna dust more …
    red-wing blackbirds? and the 3rd pixure, presumably the SW arm of the same Mesa we also have on our horizon? and … THAT’s a heckuva wheelbarrow-load for your fireplace! your fuel-mix looks a bit like ours — branches from our annual tree-trimming, mixed with leftovers from various projects ~


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