RON’S WISDOM SALON: A fictional advice column
Well, the new year is upon us, Ron. Do you have any resolutions? If you do, how long do you think it will be before you break them… lol?
I have made one resolution, that is the one I make every year: to be a kinder, gentler person. So far I have been doing alright, but that is probably because I haven’t spoken to anyone since January 1.
I think relolutions are important. They make us think about summoning our will power, rising to the occasion, and reaching for our goals. They give us purpose, solidify this purpose and give us solidity. For the solid, they provide even more solidity. For the less than solid, they are a source of strength. For the fragile, they are a challenge. For the challenged, they are a motivation. For the motivated, they are an even greater motivation. For the wicked, they are a reason to do good. For the good, they may be a reason to do better. For the best, they are a prod to do better than best – give 193 % rather than only 192%. For all of us, they are resolutions.
A wise Irishman I met one spring day at a hop remarked to me, “Mankind must resolve to march, and once marching to go on marching as long as possible.” He then suited action to word, and strode around the table until he collapsed. Whenever the new year is upon us, I always think of his red face.
Happy New Year to all my readers, and AVANTI!