Happy New Year MOTI!
We’ve made it to 2016 and I’m confident we can make it to 2017 as well. And because it’s January 1st, I take the opportunity to post this list of resolutions that a friend sent me back in the 70’s. You remember the 70’s; kind of like the current decade: bad economy, incompetent President, Iran holding us hostage. Except we were young then - invulnerable, quick on the rebound, anxious to get on with our lives. Now that we’re not so young, considerably more vulnerable and a bit slower on the rebound and have lived a good part of our lives these resolutions seem even more prudent.
And even though I adopt them anew each January 1, I forget half of them by March and the rest by June. So one more time…
No one every gets out of this world alive. Resolve, therefore, to maintain a sense of values.
Take care of yourself. Good health is everyone's major source of wealth. Without it, happiness is virtually impossible.
Resolve to be cheerful and helpful. People will repay in kind.
Avoid zealots. They are generally humorless.
Resolve to listen more and talk less. No one ever learns anything by talking.
Be wary of giving advice. Wise men don't need it, and fools won't heed it.
Resolve to be tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and wrong. Sometime in your life you will have been all of these.
Do not equate money with success. The world abounds with big money makers who are miserable failures as human beings. What counts most about success is how a person achieves it.
Maybe if we made all of our elected leaders adopt the above resolutions we really could make America great again.
Or at least avoid another O.B.A.M.A.
Happy New Year! May 2016 make America great again.
Cross-Posted on Patriot Action Network