HAPPY NEW YEARS!
Every New Year, we think hard about how we’re going to make the next year of our lives the best year ever, but does this list of “resolutions” really help us improve, or does it just set us up for failure? Work less, exercise more, eat less, sleep more, watch less tv, read more books. The trick is to make your resolutions easy enough to reach, but just hard enough to challenge yourself. Also, don’t think of it as a list of wishes, think of it as a To-Do list instead. That way, you’ll stick to them and feel better about yourself and the year 2013.
Here are a few examples of resolutions that you will most likely never accomplish and how you can reword them to make things a little more realistic:
I will write the best book the world has ever seen. NO
I will write a book that many people loved reading. YES
I will stop eating junk food. NO
I’m going to replace half the junk food I eat with fruits and vegetables. YES
I’m going to stop using Wii Golf and get a gym membership. NO
I’m going to keep playing Wii Golf, but also sign up for an exercise class three days/week. YES
I’m going to become fluent in a new language. NO
I’m going to take a class and study as much as I can so that I can have a conversation in a new language. YES
I will travel to 10 new countries this year! NO
I will travel to at least one new country and really get to know what it’s like there. YES
If you’re looking for a list that is even more realistic, I suggest you check out this. It’s definitely one of the funniest list of resolutions I’ve ever seen, and hopefully, you’ll be able to achieve every single goal!
If your goal is to read more books, here’s a great way to meet that goal faster: SHORT STORIES
December 10th was chosen to be Human Rights Day in 1948. It is the day we honor the United Nations General Assembly’s adoption and proclamation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). The UDHR was the first global enunciation of human rights and one of the first major achievements of the new United Nations. This is a big deal for several reasons:
1. When people better understand human rights, it will be easier for them to promote justice and the well-being of society. Human Rights Day helps spread the word. This includes the rights of everyone around us so we can stop discrimination!
2. Human rights are what make freedom possible. Without our rights and our freedom we wouldn’t be much of a civilization, yet these rights are taken for granted all the time. Human Rights Day asks us to stop and think about what life would be like if we weren’t allowed to speak our minds. This is a shared nightmare for all writers.
3. Human Rights Day asks us to take a look around and help those who don’t have the kind of freedoms that we have. It’s a good day to give to a charity that helps war torn countries and/or impoverished countries; it’s shocking just how terrible living conditions can be.
4. Human Rights Day promotes tolerance – for ourselves and for each other. Without our human rights, you wouldn’t even be reading this right now.
5. The Nobel Peace prize is generally awarded on December 10th, because Human Rights and World Peace go hand in hand.
Here is a famous song with a powerful message, to help us think twice about our humanity today:
BookRix would like to recommend some related reading. Read about love, acceptance and tolerance.
The size of a man has nothing to do with his worth. Toby may eat too much, but his heart is bigger than his appetite. Will he find someone who can look past the fat and love him for who he is?
“Get the best hooker that money can buy and go out in a blaze of glory,” was the advice of a friend. So, Adam did. And that blaze of glory was Gabriella Marguerite Duchene… >>>>>>>>>>
Delve into real life stories of struggle and triumph that depict the unique challenges faced by a community battling for acceptance and equality. The Joteria Chronicles are a series of vignettes inspired by therapy sessions during the time spent as a Counselor for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender youth and adults.