No complaints, no excuses

I’m pretty sure that if you have a blog, you’re somehow compelled to post something about new year’s resolutions. Otherwise, your blogging privileges are rescinded.

Even if that’s not true, though, here’s my overarching resolution: Live each day with no complaints and no excuses.

Sure, under that umbrella are huddled plenty of “sub-resolutions” involving losing weight, writing more, working harder, eating more healthfully, increasing exercise — the classics never go out of style, after all. But those are all goals or, better put, tactics; none represents an objective or personal mission statement.

So, if you ask me how I’m doing, you’ll get either “splendid” or “hanging in there,” or something in between, but no complaints, no excuses.

Because, after all, I have no complaints and no excuses. Just behavior (or lack of behavior) I’ll have to make my peace with. I bet you’re in the same boat.

Cheers, and happy new year!