No Regrets

2015 – The Year of No Regret

What do I expect to do in 2015?  This is a great question that requires deep thought.  The kind of thoughts that you are awaken by in the middle of a deep sleep.   I have been thinking about this post for a couple of days now.  I need to make sure that I am ready for it.

2014 was absolutely, hands down, the worst year of my life.  Period.  Plain. Simple. The Worst.

I hope it stays that way. But being “life”, I am sure it will not.  We cannot enjoy the good things in life if we don’t have the bad things to compare them too.  Does this sound a little like the Ying and the Yang?

I want to really live life. I can get corny here and sing the song, Live Like You Are Dying. I truly want to enjoy the next half of my life.

  1. Be adventurous.
  2. Meet and talk to as many people in public as I can.
  3. Sing, smile and dance more at work, at home, on the streets, everywhere.
  4. Reduce the anger with the little stuff less with the girls.
  5. Raise and love the girls correctly.
  6. Forgive my ex-wife.
  7. Play golf with my Dad at least once a month.
  8. Visit my parents more often.
  9. Experiment with new things.
  10. Date often.

I only have a simple list.  I deserve to be happy.  I deserve to spend the next 44 years or so of my life without regrets.

Long Awkward Pause’s Resolution Advice for 2015

This is by far the best New Years Resolution Blog Post I have run across. This author has my sense of humor. We should become pals!

Thanks,

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If the holiday season wasn’t bad enough for you, don’t forget that it’s not over yet.  The stress and overeating of Thanksgiving that kicks off the month of consumer fetishism doesn’t end when the fat, red-velour-clad toy pimp coke-snorts his way back up your chimney.  The insipid holiday muzak might stop, but the capstone of our season is New Year’s.  Yes, I put the damn apostrophe before the S.

Tasked to kick off the 2015 blogging year, I’m focusing on the trite habit we have of making resolutions.  My typical practice is to resolutely resolve to make no resolutions.  At this task, I’ve excelled.  However, that would make a pretty short and unsatisfying blog post, wouldn’t it?  So my idea is more of a suggestion to you out there: a New Year’s resolution to declutter our lives.  I’ll use some of my more awesome 2014 acquisitions, gifts and WTF-esque crap…

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Tools for a New Year

My father, literary genius and published author, always sends out an email each year.  Instead of telling you about it, I will repost it.  All credit goes to my father, Terry.

Greetings,

As has become my custom in relatively recent years, I again provide my annual public service by attaching the lyrics to “Auld Lang Syne” complete with a modern translation.

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Brother Robert Burns, the prophet of international brotherhood, was a poet, patriot, Mason, and song writer.  He died in Dumfries, Scotland at the age of 37 on 21 July, 1796.  Some 12,000 people from all walks of life attended his funeral.  Burns had not only the vision of a better world, but the capacity to articulate that message.  He was a revolutionary reformer, a vigorous and tireless opponent of oppression, privilege, hypocrisy, and racism.  He is not only for Scotland, but for all the world; he was one of that small band who wrote for all time and for all people.  He left to the world teachings of brotherhood, honesty, pride, and the interdependence of love and friendship.  He voiced the spirit of equality and was unswerving in his devotion to liberty.  If only political parties, commercial organizations, and individuals would adopt his personal credo: “Whatever mitigates the woes, or increases the happiness of others, this is my criterion of goodness, and whatever injures society at large, or any individual in it, this is my measure of iniquity!”

 

So lift a “guide willie waught” and bring in 2015 singing boldly and fervently this age old hymn of love and friendship.  It is my wish for you and yours a most happy and prosperous new year.

Terry

Attached is the song… Click link

Auld Lang Syne

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Or you can sing along: