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Have you ever kept a New Year’s resolution?

Asked at South Wind 12 Theaters, 3433 Iowa St. on January 2, 2014

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“I’ve kept it as long as I’ve remembered it.”

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“No. I always make them, but then I always think, ‘Next month…’”

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“No, because it’s always about weight loss, and by February I’ve got my snacks back.”

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“No, because I’ve never made one.”

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“Not really. I always forget.”


Rae Hudspeth 4 years, 5 months ago

Yes! I resolve not to make resolutions.

Ron Holzwarth 4 years, 5 months ago

Have I ever kept a New Year’s resolution?

Of course I kept every single one of them. For instance, for New Year 1980, I resolved to quit smoking cigarettes. That is a very common New Year's resolution, and I kept that one until about 3:00 AM January 1. That's a whole three hours! All the others also met a similar fate. But I did keep every single one, for a few hours at least.

Over 20 years later, I smoked my last cigarette (so far) on September 29, 2000. But the New Year had nothing to do with that.

Here's something to remember: Everyone quits smoking sooner or later. Some quit before they die, and the rest quit when they die.

"Giving up smoking is the easiest thing in the world. I know because I've done it thousands of times."
- Mark Twain

William Enick 4 years, 5 months ago

I joined Cigarettes Anonymous... Whenever I get the "URGE" I call them & somebody comes over with a bottle & we get DRUNK together...

Leslie Swearingen 4 years, 5 months ago

Elston, you have that right. No matter what else is going on in your life how you react to stress is the most important factor. Have you heard someone say about someone that they make them sick? Well, it is true, I know that I react to some people with a bad headache in the back of my head and stomach cramps.

Constant tenstion keeps the body at fight readiness and depletes hormones that regulate the body.

My resolution is to learn how to truly relax and stay relaxed even in a tense situation.

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