New Year’s Resolutions: Reverent, Requisite, Real

People like to talk about Resolutions.  Especially people who don’t make them.

It seems to me, we’ve wandered away from the meaning of the word, resolution, and confuse it with another, more common, virtuous concept– goals.

The word, resolution, is derived from the word, resolve.

re·solve *

Settle or find a solution to (a problem, dispute, or contentious matter).
Firm determination to do something.
verb. decide – settle – solve – determine – dissolve
noun. resolution – decision – determination – purpose

As in:

In view of the unacceptable outcomes I have been getting; I resolve to change the way I am doing business.

Too broad?

Try this:

Considering the number of things that I missed out on last year, because of my just not having enough energy to take an interest; I resolve to practice healthy living in the form of exercise, proper rest, and controlling what goes in my mouth, before consulting a medical professional (I don’t need to consult a doctor before starting an exercise program because mine has already said, “Pleeeeeeeeease, start exercising.”).

Since science has proved that the work environment directly effects productivity; and God is a not a god of confusion, but a God of peace; I resolve to organize my “office”.  The client doesn’t determine the decor, the amenities or the leadership structure at the Architecture office.  To receive services, they must necessarily walk into the office and decide if the lighting, cleanliness and order are safe, pleasant, and reflect a commitment to themselves.  They are not free to leave a mess.  Or to demand the place be redecorated before they conduct their business.  If they want the best, they must receive it from the best.

In consideration of politics, poverty, and pecuniary precipice, I resolve to get an aggressive strangle hold on my immediate economy, even if it means that I have to be unpopular with my family, the way the bank is unpopular with me.  Don’t make that sad face.

Regarding my own potential, preference and passion; I resolve to take a more organized and professional approach to the blog.  I honestly don’t know why this has been so stupidly difficult for me.  It’s embarrassing.



Take one good last look at the old blog.

The resolution is the fuel to the fire of change.

The goal is the match.


*definition from google search





  1. I think that’s the trick right there. TO RESOLVE. To decide. Not just whine or complain, but make up your mind. I need to make up my mind about so many things.

    Happy New Year, thank you for a thoughtful post. xo

  2. Good for you, Maggie. I’ll be interested to hear how the changes go.

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