New Year’s Resolutions?

Black and white2Why do we make New Year’s Resolutions? And once we’ve made them, how do we keep them?

Now that the New Year is upon us, most of us have probably made our resolutions. The hard part comes later when life interferes with our resolutions.

Want more information about why we resolve year after year to do something we probably will not do?

Need some tips on keeping those resolutions?

Check out my Yahoo! articles here:

http://voices.yahoo.com/new-years-resolutions-12468883.html

http://voices.yahoo.com/how-we-keep-our-years-resolutions-12468907.html

Wishing you a very happy and successful New Year!

Mellie

Be Safe

Black and white2OK, everybody. This is the last weekend before Christmas and the traffic is crazy, in the stores as well as on the street.

Above all, be safe out there.

Please practice shopping and driving safety and give yourself a little extra time to get things done. I don’t know what the weather is like where you are, but here in Georgia we’re getting ready for more rain. And that makes the streets and freeways an absolute nightmare.

Keep your eyes open, your purses and wallets out of sight, and stay alert. We want to see you around for a while longer.

For more information on shopping safety, you can read my article on the Yahoo Contributor Network.

http://voices.yahoo.com/christmas-shopping-safety-12435060.html?cat=7

Have a safe and happy holiday. I’ll talk to you later!

Ciao!

Peace On Earth, Goodwill to Men

Black and white2At least that’s what they old song says. But is it really true in this age of materialism? That’s not what I see on TV or on the net.

What has happened to our social values, when fighting over a toy–or even a tablet–is just part of the season?

For more information, see my article on the Yahoo Contributor Network.

http://voices.yahoo.com/peace-earth-12432274.html?cat=34

And have a safe and happy holiday!

‘Tis the Season

Black and white2Indeed it is. But what season is it? Christmas time is supposed to be all about peace, charity, and love. Right? But what happens on the first official shopping day for Christmas? Violence against other shoppers and law enforcement over simple things.

How much is that toy really worth? Or how about the new ¬†phone or tablet you want to get for a family member? Is it really worth someone’s life or a trip to jail?

Great way for your family to celebrate isn’t it.

Let’s remember that Christmas is supposed to be a Christian holiday. No, I’m not even going to get into the theological arguments about it. But if it is a Christian tradition, shouldn’t those keeping it show decent Christian ethics, like loving your neighbor?

Yes, ’tis the season. Help make it a happy, healthy, and safe one for everyone. Spread a little love and friendship around to those you meet.

Have a happy holiday everybody!