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I'm redoing my resolutions!

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Resolutions... I know many folks that just don't make them. They never stick and,usually, they aren't that fun. You never hear someone say, "Oh, my New Year's Resolutions? Watching more TV and gorging myself on chocolate every day." I've thought about my resolutions of years gone by and realize they are similar...and stay on my To Do list for most of the year.

I ran across this list made by Woody Guthrie (the talented singer/songwriter behind "This Land is Your Land" among a bunch of other hits). He wrote it at the end of 1941, looking to 1942...he was 30.

1. Work more and better
2. Work by a schedule
3. Wash teeth if any
4. Shave
5. Take bath
6. Eat good - fruit - vegetables - milk
7. Drink very scant if any
8. Write a song a day
9. Wear clean clothes - look good
10. Shine shoes
11. Change socks
12. Change bed cloths often
13. Read lots good books
14. Listen to radio a lot
15. Learn people better
16. Keep rancho clean
17. Don't get lonesome
18. Stay glad
19. Keep hoping machine running
20. Dream good
21. Bank all extra money
22. Save dough
23. Have company but don't waste time
24. Send Mary and kids money
25. Play and sing good
26. Dance better
27. Help win war - beat fascism
28. Love mama
29. Love papa
30. Love Pete
31. Love everybody
32. Make up your mind
33. Wake up and fight

Now these, these aren't just resolutions. They are a list of how to live life. Pretty cool, no? Makes me want to revamp my resolution list a bit.

What do you think of this list by Woody Guthrie? Why do you -- or don't you -- make resolutions? 


by on Jan. 2, 2013 at 12:00 AM
Replies (21-30):
by on Jan. 2, 2013 at 1:48 PM

I don't anymore. I just want to be happy.

by Silver Member on Jan. 2, 2013 at 2:23 PM

He's covered most of it!!  I don't usually make resolutions.

by Gold Member on Jan. 2, 2013 at 2:35 PM

i dont because i think we should always strive to do what is good everyday for ourselves and those around and more

by Silver Member on Jan. 2, 2013 at 2:53 PM

Nice.  I don't really make resolutions.  I just try all year around to do better each day and I always have goals I am working towards. 

by on Jan. 2, 2013 at 3:20 PM

nice list

by Bronze Member on Jan. 2, 2013 at 5:29 PM

Half the list I'm sure is already completed. =)

by on Jan. 2, 2013 at 5:37 PM

That's an awesome list!  I haven't made any resolutions for a few years.  They never seem to stick anyway, but this year my one resolution is to be happier this year.  I'm sure I can stick with that one.

by Member on Jan. 2, 2013 at 5:41 PM

Good idea, makes a lot of sense

by Silver Member on Jan. 2, 2013 at 5:51 PM
Lol... None
by on Jan. 2, 2013 at 8:40 PM

Ha ha, I like 'wash teeth, if any'.

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