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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? 

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by on Jan. 2, 2013 at 12:00 AM
Replies (31-40):
dusky_rose
by Silver Member on Jan. 2, 2013 at 10:53 PM

I don't make a list, I prefer to start with one goal at a time.


Leelee1008
by Silver Member on Jan. 2, 2013 at 11:11 PM

I dont make them but there are plenty of things i want to do diffent this year.

mommythree0508
by Member on Jan. 3, 2013 at 2:31 AM
I don't do resolutions.
little.worthen
by on Jan. 3, 2013 at 2:35 AM
This

Quoting 4kidz916:

That's a great list. 

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jessicasmom1
by Silver Member on Jan. 3, 2013 at 7:33 AM

I make goals for myself to be met

MamaBear2cubs
by Bronze Member on Jan. 3, 2013 at 8:22 AM

I do agree I need to Bank extra money also lol

chrissysnow22
by on Jan. 3, 2013 at 8:56 AM
I kinda like it.

I don't usually make lists because I like to make more gradual changes.
Madelaine
by Bronze Member on Jan. 3, 2013 at 9:34 AM

Great list!

elasmimi
by on Jan. 3, 2013 at 9:48 AM

Great list!

GwenMB
by Bronze Member on Jan. 3, 2013 at 10:13 AM


Quoting MichelleK41:

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

For him, yes, but we need to accomplish (again) what was done back then.  Except, maybe, sending Mary & kids money. lol

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