-- Ernie P.
New Year's Resolutions
.. that I've (mostly) managed to keep so far
January 2nd, 1999
I will buy any book that interests me, if I know I will read it more than
I will ride my bike to farther places
I will call waitresses by name
I will dance whenever I have the chance
I will go out to dinner with God more often
I will give clothes to Goodwill sooner (improving both their wardrobe and
I will worry less about what women think of me, and more about what I think
I will wear patterned socks
I will enjoy fruit
I will takes naps if I need to, and get up early if I can (rather than vice
I will trust that God has something better for me when I don't get what I
I will not be afraid of doing what nobody else would do
I will worry less about what things cost, and more about what they're worth
I will remember that time --like frequent flyer miles -- is meant to be
spent, not hoarded
I will choose to believe that I am a valuable (even if flawed) human being,
and that it is other people's problem if they don't treat me that way.
Especially cute women.
I will smile at people more, and believe I can brighten up their day by
I will get away from work
I will help little old ladies carry their bags
I will eat what I want, but only when I'm hungry
I will share my life with people I care about
I will treat today as chance to build upon yesterday and invest (in myself)
I will be happy to see people, even if I don't always enjoy them
Ernest N. Prabhakar, Ph.D.