I didn’t make any resolutions this year because I remember what happened last time.
Actually I didn’t make any last time either. But I can see what happens when you do. It can get disappointing.
One of the most popular resolutions is to get more in shape starting January 1st. Like making a resolution to work out more at your gym, but wait a sec…your gym is no longer open. Or; to finally take that trip or cruise you’ve been putting off forever. Except…notice that they’re making it a little harder to travel by air or boat these days? Or; sign up for that new course or maybe take a dance class…but we’re not allowed to sit together or touch one another. It’s a whole new era. One hard to get used to, and one that will hopefully change sooner than later. Add to that, the political climate (history has a way of repeating itself but this time it’s really different) and all appears out of control.
On the plus side is having to come up with alternatives and solutions. We’re more crafty and smarter than we give ourselves credit for.
We must take control of our own lives. We must do our own homework and critical thinking because depending on who you talk to, you’ll get two completely different versions.
Forbes Magazine said:
“We are living in a new era dominated by Millennial hoodie-and-Converse-wearing billionaires, a world in which a staggering rate of change and disruptive innovation is the order of the day. Old-fashioned charisma is no longer enough to get attention, get ahead, or get the job anymore. Now, it’s those with the fearlessness to go after what they want and the audacity to do it how they want, who are making their mark and changing the world.”
I can’t change the world but if I could change some things about myself…
Here is my personal Wish List of outstanding attributes in a person in no particular order:
The Wit of Fran Lebowitz
The Body of Raquel Welch (circa One Million Years B.C.)
The Knowledge of Einstein
The Power of Oprah
The Talent of Meryl Streep
The Voice of Whitney Houston
The Riches of a Rockefeller (I don’t need to have as much as Bezos – a Rockefeller will do).
The Athletic Ability of Serena Williams
The Strength of Wonder Woman
The Chutzpah of Cher
The Charisma of Princess Diana
The Style of Coco Chanel
The Chicness of Jackie O
The Coolness of Kate Moss
The Patience of a Buddha
The Tenacity of Ruth Bader Ginsberg
The Respect of – Rodney Dangerfield
How about you?
Answer really quickly. TRY IT. If you could have:
The Wit of
The Body of
The Knowledge of
The Power of
The Talent of
The Voice of
The Riches of
The Athletic Ability of
The Strength of
The Chutzpah of
The Charisma of
The Style of
The Chicness of
The Coolness of
The Patience of
The Tenacity of
The Respect of
This was fun right?
We can always try to imagine what it’s like to be in another’s shoes. Speaking of shoes:
In light of everything that’s happening now (or not) my plan in the absence of going to film and wine festivals, fashion shows, restaurant openings and other gatherings, will be to focus on publishing health and beauty articles, tried and true recipes, art, fashion, culture and canine news. May the gatherings be temporarily put “on hold.”
“Unreported Truths” author Alex Berenson stated “Don’t be afraid of Covid. “ Don’t be afraid of one another.” This is a respiratory virus. It spreads between people. And the only way to make it go away permanently is to lock us all away permanently. And that can’t happen. That is not compatible with life.
Life is short. We want to Live it!
So what’s it going to be for you?