It's easy this time of year to get caught up in the excitement of the holiday season, twinkly lights and all, but few really think about the new year until after the Christmas hubbub settles down. That's where those resolutions start sprouting, promising to be better at fill-in-the-blank. For me, I find my thoughts most days drifting to the new year and how I can achieve my lifelong dreams, along with those day-to-day struggles we all seem to have. Big and small, resolutions are a way to refocus our attention on things that really matter.
I have heard a few interesting quotes lately, both coincidentally by Mark Twain, that seem particularly fitting to my mindset these days. The first because I find myself worrying about the outcome of decisions that I am weighing.