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New Year's Resolutions

New Years is a time of endings and beginnings and a time when many people reflect on their lives and make resolutions for the coming year. Here are a few quotes to get you thinking about 2011.

“An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves.”
Bill Vaughn

“We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year's Day.”
Edith Lovejoy

"A New Year's resolution is something that goes in one Year and out the other."

“People are so worried about what they eat between Christmas and the New Year, but they really should be worried about what they eat between the New Year and Christmas”

"One resolution I have made, and try always to keep, is this:  To rise above the little things."
John Burroughs

"We spend January 1 walking through our lives, room by room, drawing up a list of work to be done, cracks to be patched.  Maybe this year, to balance the list, we ought to walk through the rooms of our lives... not looking for flaws, but for potential."
Ellen Goodman

Do you have a New Year's Resolution? Tell us about it in the comments.

Reader Comments (4)

I want to try to study Korean a little each day (about an hour a day)!

January 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSteve Cornwell

I am resolved to make better use of social media to stay in touch with friends and family, lose 10 KGs and be more reflective with my teaching.

January 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCameron Romney

Great New Year resolution quotes above. Being careful between New Year and Christmas is a great goal!

January 3, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLaura

Similar to past years, this year I want to be better organized, get out into nature more, exercise more regularly and be more healthy in my habits, and study Japanese more consistently. Teaching-wise, I'd like to focus on using the computer lab more effectively, and in being more learning focused while continuing to work within "the curriculum". JALT-wise, I'd like to cultivate more interaction among our members and the community at large.

January 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBob Sanderson

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