Now, if I were to make a New Year's resolution, I supposed it would be, "I resolve to treat my body slightly better than I treat my car." This resolution won't work for everyone. Some of you treat your cars like rolling trash bins. You have different issues at play. Those of us who love our cars need to apply that same tender care to our own flesh-and-blood machines. My thyroid stopped working this year. My car dealer stocks new radiators, brakes and mufflers; however, my doctor can't get replacement thyroids. That was an eye-opening experience.
While we're at it, I suppose another resolution I would make is, "I resolve to spend more time with good friends." I just attended a fun luncheon with wonderful friends from my high school days. Thirty-one years have passed since graduation, but I've been fortunate enough to re-connect with these good people, some of whom I've known since elementary school. Why do we let good friends slip away? Is it because we get distracted by life and fail to see what's really important? Our friends are fresh, vibrant, and better than they ever were. Reach out to them now. Hey! That would be another good resolution, if I were to make one... Now, look what I've done! I promised I wasn't going to write about New Year's resolutions, and here I've given you some perfectly good ones! See why I don't do resolutions? They're easy to make, but impossible to keep. Happy resolution-free New Year!
David McCoy, a notorious storyteller and proud Yellow Jacket, lives in Conyers, can be reached at email@example.com.