Resolutions

I’ve given up with making new year resolutions. Anyway, I don’t smoke, I don’t drink alcohol, I don’t gamble so there’s not much I could give up. I would never keep to them. Years ago, I used to smoke and I tried many times to stop as part of a new year resolution, and every year it would last about 5 seconds and then I’d be lighting up again. It wasn’t until I was much older and really felt the need to stop smoking that I quit almost immediately, not at new year but in October.

I suppose if I needed to make anything resembling a resolution, it would have to be that I try and have a happier appearance instead of my usual glum sort of misery guts look that comes so natural to me. Before Christmas 2015, I was head hunted by an advertising agency to take part in a campaign to publicize something called ‘Happy Cream’. They thought I had just the right facial expressions to help them sell this stuff. There was however, a slight problem. After using it, I was supposed to have a happy, smiley face, but somehow I didn’t. My facial skin felt tight all over. So my mugshot never ended up on the huge billboards you see lit up at night as you drive past.

And so it is, apart from trying to look a little less glum in 2016, I’m not going to attempt to lose weight, go jogging every morning at 6:30 am, take up Gregorian chanting or any other sort of chanting. It’s just another day, I’m appreciative that I wake up and I can go about my daily business in my normal way. I shall make a conscious effort to smile, though I am not going to go out of my way. I may look like a grumpy old fart, but inside I’m a happy 16 year old.

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9 Comments
  • Princess
    January 6, 2016

    Looks can be deceiving, eh? What is important is that you are happy inside. As the Fox in book The Little Prince said, “It is only through the heart that one can see rightly. What is essential is invisible to the eye.”

    • admin
      January 6, 2016

      Thank you, Princess and you are right. Looks are only skin deep. I don’t normally look like this, but it was a bad day.

  • davekingsbury
    January 6, 2016

    Love the picture, how did you create it? Nice humour, too, and good to know you’ve resolved to give up resolutions … hang on, shurely shome mishtake?

    • admin
      January 6, 2016

      Haha, thanks Dave. I used a little Photoshop skullduggery for the picture.

  • jacquelineobyikocha
    January 6, 2016

    Ah! I like this post. I also resolved to have life solutions instead of new year resolutions.

    • admin
      January 6, 2016

      Thank you Jacqueline.

  • angloswiss
    January 6, 2016

    So much was familiar in this post (not me of course, but don’t tell Mr. Swiss). Loved it.

    • Trev Jones
      January 6, 2016

      Glad you enjoyed it and my lips are sealed.

  • restlessjo
    January 13, 2016

    It takes one to know one 🙂

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