What’s your New Year’s resolution?

By on December 30, 2010 at 3:11 PM

Posted in: Safety and Insurance Issues

Well, it’s New Year’s resolution time again. Whatever shall I resolve to do in 2011? Yeah, I could stand to lose a few pounds and make a healthier lifestyle choice here and there, but what fun is that? I’m much more inclined to make my usual resolution; one I’ve had little trouble keeping for many years now.

I resolve to eat and drink whatever I want without fretting about calories, and to continue to quit smoking – which I did in the mid-1970s, so I like my chances there.

I realize many of you are going to set your sights a little higher than that, and I’m here to help – with something other than “diet and exercise” advice. Here are some less-conventional  suggestions for your consideration:

  1. Be more cheerful. It costs nothing to beam a smile in the direction of those you meet every day, and it’ll make you and them feel better.
  2. Count your blessings. If you stop and think about it, you probably have a lot more of them than you realize.
  3. Don’t leave money on the table. For example, check with your insurance company to make sure you’re getting all the discounts you deserve.
  4. Practice the fundamentals. Look both ways before stepping into the street. Obey speed limits. Buckle up. Lock your car and your home every time you leave them, even for just a few minutes. Pull over if you need to use your cell, and never text while driving.
  5. Live and let live. We’re all struggling to make our way in this world, and each of us has our own definition of success and our own path to walk to get there. Yours is going to be different from mine, and as long as we respect each other, that’s OK.

That’s enough of my ideas for now. What’s your plan to make 2011 better than 2010?