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Question of the Week: 21 - 12/26/2000

What is/was your New Year's resolution?

Did you make a New Year's resolution? Have you made one before that you really kept? How about the one that you didn't? What about your cats? Did they promise to "not hack up furballs into your new suede boots" this year? Do you have some funny resolution jokes? What resolutions would you like to see OTHER people make? And if the Pagan community could get together (Yeah, Right.) to make one New Year's resolution, what do you think it might be?

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I Used To Make New Years Resolutions, But Had Trouble Keeping Them... Dec 27th. at 4:43:33 pm UTC

herbwitch (Salem, Massachusetts US) Age: 24 - Email


i used to make new years resolutions, but had trouble keeping them.

the past few years, i make new year's affirmations instead. i make sure to
word them in the present tense, and i put them up somewhere i can read them
and repeat them every day. this helps me remember to strive to uphold them.

for me this year's big one is "i am healthy and strong".

as for the community to get together to make one resolution, how about:
"we are open-minded, kind and teach through our example"

happy new year! :)


This Is The One I Renew Every Year: May I Do What... Dec 27th. at 8:20:49 pm UTC

Fiona (Madison, Wisconsin US) Age: 60 - Email


This is the one I renew every year:

May I do what comes to me to do as best I may, with good humor and willingness; may I mind my own business and not interfere in the business of others; may I avoid being depressed by the things I cannot mend; and may I wish the same resolution upon every person in the world.


You Can't Please Everyone, You've Just Got To Please Yourself. While I... Dec 28th. at 11:24:01 am UTC

Arielle (Seattle, Washington US) Age: 42 - Email


You can't please everyone, you've just got to please yourself.
While I made my resolution earlier, it still is being applied. I promised myself I would do the things I want to do, acheive the things I want to acheive, and not feel guilty because I have to say no to someone or something. I have one friend in particular - a good friend - but she doesn't seem to have any hobbies or interests. This makes it tough on her when I say no I can't play because I am doing repairs to my house, or want space to myself, or want to celebrate a pagan holiday. She, and other friends, don't seem to understand I have a life beyond work and children. If my children can understand, so should the rest of the world! I have resolved not to feel guilty because I am doing something for me, when others have other plans.


I Have Never Made New Years Resolutions Before But This Year I... Dec 28th. at 1:04:36 pm UTC

Aisling (Toronto, Ontario CA) Age: 12 - Email


I have never made New Years Resolutions before but this year I decided to give it a try.This all started when I started getting letters from a stranger, and I politely asked them to go away because they had the wrong email.They didnt get it or something because I kept on getting letters.The thing is, the person was really mean to other people.But she described it as if it was completely normal. She didnt realise that she was damaging the people around her.And that was a wakeup call to me , because the more I thought about her situation, I thought about mine.I am sort of like her, except i dont hurt people physically.Now I know that whatever I do comes back to me 3fold, but I have only recently discovered this path, and it will take a while for me to change and be a better person, I cant just try and do everything right immediately without giving myself time to adjust.So my New Years Resolution think more about my actions and what effect they might have on others before actually doing or saying anything.As for other people, I wish the same, because if everyone thought more about their actions maybe it would be a better world.And the Pagan Community, I have no idea.If they could get together...


Here Are My New Year's Resolutions: 1. Take All My Medications On... Dec 28th. at 7:26:55 pm UTC

Moonlight Morgan (Windsor, Ontario CA) Age: 17 - Email


Here are my New Year's Resolutions:

1. Take all my medications on time and never miss them again.
2. Keep my bedroom clean.
3. Get a good paying job.
4. Help out more around the house.
5. Work on my webpages more.
6. Write articles and short stories for witchvox and themestream.


Haven't Really Thought About It, I Am Just Waiting For My New... Dec 29th. at 1:44:49 am UTC

Morrigan Stormraven (Griffin, Georgia US) Age: 22 - Email


Haven't really thought about it, I am just waiting for my New year before the new year! (I turn 23 on Dec 30th, ah a Pecti-wittan born through the 12 days of yule!)
But My plans for this year are big, get a job, pay off old debts, become a successful voice in the online and offline pagan community and hopefully see where the path takes me, as i go along helping others.


First Of All...i'm Nit Fat, I Just Have A Couplelove Handles... Dec 29th. at 2:14:24 am UTC

Wade White (Menlo, Iowa US) Age: 23 - Email


First of all...I'm NIT fat, I just have a couplelove handles and low self estem. So, my resolutions would be to say daily affirmations for my self-esteem. And lose my "spare tire" and muscle-up! I'm also gay, so if anyone would like to network )or web-weave) with me, please E-Mail me and we'll talk...


First Of All...i'm Not Fat, I Just Have A Couple Love... Dec 29th. at 2:17:23 am UTC

Wade White (Menlo, Iowa US) Age: 23 - Email


First of all...I'm NOT fat, I just have a couple love handles and low self estem. However, I'm quite attractive. So, my resolutions would be to say daily affirmations for my self-esteem. And lose my "spare tire" and muscle-up! I'm also gay, so if anyone would like to network (or web-weave) with me, please E-Mail me and we'll talk...


I--like So Many People This New Years I Hope--will Be... Dec 29th. at 11:30:50 am UTC

Emerald (Fort Lauderdale, Florida US) Age: 19


I--like so many people this New Years I hope--will be quitting smoking as my resolution. I'm not a heavy smoker but I really shouldn't smoke at all, no one should.


Many Years Ago I Gave Up New Years Resolutions. And That's One... Dec 29th. at 12:15:52 pm UTC

Mary-Anne (North Billerica, Massachusetts US) Age: 39 - Email


Many years ago I gave up
new years resolutions.
And that's one I kept.

:-)


Did I Make A New Year's Resolution? I Made A New Year's... Dec 29th. at 2:31:01 pm UTC

Lughaidh (Burleson, Texas US) Age: 42 - Email


Did I make a New Year's resolution? I made a New Year's resolution this year. I'd made resolutions before that I'd kept for a period of time but blew them off later, and made some that I didn't bother making an attempt with. But the one I made this year I pirated from Mary Anne in a previous post: I hereby give up New Year's resolutions. My life isn't static enough to focus on one thing I 'resolved' to do at mid-Winter. I am still resolved to better myself in any way I can, to tread lightly upon the Earth, and (hopefully) benefit those I meet in some way.


My Resolution, And The Resolution Of My Best Friend, Is To Make... Dec 29th. at 7:10:55 pm UTC

April (Portland, Oregon US) Age: 21 - Email


My resolution, and the resolution of my best friend, is to make more of an effort to eat vegetarian. There are lots of reasons for this, she is an animal lover, and I'm an environmentalist who has researched the effects of lots of animal farming. As far as the world goes, I wish there was a resolution to encourage many more people to believe in reincarnation, for the simple reason that if people thought they had to see this planet again, they'd treat it a little better.


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