Calendars and Friends

It’s the end of the year and like everyone else, I do make small promises to myself.

One time I promised myself that I would quit smoking, that lasted  5 minutes and 3 seconds!

I remember thinking that making promises seems to be a bit unrealistic and somewhat goofy.   What you did 5 minutes ago you will do again, especially if you time it.

I do things differently now.  No more promises to anyone, including myself.

Instead, I take my newly old calendar and I look it over.  I read the many times I have met friends,  and whom I see the most.  I look over the parties and special dates and for just a few minutes I replay them in my mind.

Then I am ready!   I make a mental list of people I need to see more often and people I need to phone more.  I include in my list all the places I wanted to see but didn’t get time to visit.  Places like the Art Gallery, Christmas lights at Stanley Park and the many little markets.

I put my mental list on paper.  Once it is on paper, it’s a plan.  I will visit, email or phone the people who I didn’t spend a lot of time with last year, meet up with my current friends and visit some of the places I wanted to see.

The great point in all this is the fact that I gave myself 365 days to do it, with no pressures or headaches! 

Now, that’s promises I could keep! 

Maybe it’s time we all change our views about the promises we make on New Years.  Maybe it’s about being a better friend than quitting a bad habit.

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About fromrochellespen

I am a content writer, my passion is writing. My background is marketing/communications. I have written a Direct Mailing Postcard for a Real Estate Agent's campaign. Right now, I am volunteering my time at a local University's radio station as their writer and I also volunteer, as a weekly columnist on a website for pet lovers
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