The big stat showing up on New Year blog posts? “Only 8% of the population follows through on resolutions.” It’s ubiquitous, like blithe posts of Bland Business Beatitudes. BOR-ing. I’m sticking to basics. I can’t afford to hire the Merry Maids to dash through my house. No resolutions. Only modest proposals on this last day of Epiphany.
- Scoop the cat box daily.
- Scrub the bathtub (guest bathroom) faithfully.
- Eat the Greek yogurt in my fridge—before the expiration date times out.
- Hold a funeral for dead plants (toss them in the woods behind my house).
Will this list make me a perfect person? No. Cleanliness is next to godliness. I’m not up for sainthood, much less beatification (lapsed Methodist). I just don’t want my significant other to scold me (rightfully and gently) another year.
One more. An oldie but goodie.
“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” ― Oscar Wilde