2015: Five Modest Proposals

Inspiration? Thank you, Mr. Swift.
Inspiration? Thank you, Mr. Swift.

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



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