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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 (41-50):
MichelleK41
by Bronze Member on Jan. 3, 2013 at 11:43 AM

Yeah I saw the love parts and knew those were done. =)

Quoting GwenMB:


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


Hottmomma607
by Silver Member on Jan. 3, 2013 at 2:01 PM
Those are funny!
I don't makd any it seems pointless!
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countrygirlkat
by Silver Member on Jan. 3, 2013 at 3:23 PM


Quoting Juniper53098:

That is a good list.  I don't make resolutions because January 1st sshouldn't be when you choose to be healthier or happier.  It should happen all year long.

I agree!

Bmat
by Bronze Member on Jan. 3, 2013 at 4:36 PM

I do like this list, thank you for posting it. It is a way to live life.

mrswillie
by Silver Member on Jan. 4, 2013 at 7:58 AM

Thanks a long list...but easy!

natesmom1228
by on Jan. 4, 2013 at 8:57 AM


Quoting Wish2Be:

Thats a pretty long list you have going there...good luck !


That is what I was thinking.

sukainah
by Gold Member on Jan. 4, 2013 at 9:48 AM

This is how I feel too.  We should be able to make goals and choices anytime so it's when we are ready and maybe not so much pressure.

Quoting countrygirlkat:


Quoting Juniper53098:

That is a good list.  I don't make resolutions because January 1st sshouldn't be when you choose to be healthier or happier.  It should happen all year long.

I agree!


BabyTeki
by on Jan. 4, 2013 at 10:35 AM
I think that's a pretty good list
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GwenMB
by Bronze Member on Jan. 4, 2013 at 11:28 AM


Quoting Bmat:

I do like this list, thank you for posting it. It is a way to live life.

It definitely is! The world would be a better place if we all lived this way.

MamaBear2cubs
by Bronze Member on Jan. 4, 2013 at 12:10 PM

I feel the same way

Quoting natesmom1228:

I don't make them because it's just not something I ever got into.


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