My dear husband is such a newspaper cutter avid.  To this day, I still find newspaper article clippings that had caught his eye from 10 years ago.  Last week, a Dear Abby article clipped on our refrigerator caught my eye and thought, this is such a wonderful article to blog and share.  It was from 2006 as we approached 2007.

I wish you all abundance, good health, happiness, love and peace in the new 2013.  Happy New Year!!!


Dear Abby article…

Resolutions to start 2013 (previously titled Resolutions to start 2007)

Dear Readers:  Rise and shine, my friends, and welcome a brand- new year.  This is our chance for a new beginning.  It is the day we discard destructive old habits for healthful new ones.  With that in mind, I am printing Dear Abby’s often requested list of New Year’s resolutions, adapted by my mother from the original credo of Al- Anon.

Just for today:  I will live through this day only.  I will not brood about yesterday or obsess about tomorrow.  I will not set far- reaching goals or try to overcome all of my problems at once.

Just for today:  I will be happy.  I will not dwell on thoughts that depress me.  If my mind fills with clouds, I will chase them away and fill it with sunshine.

Just for today:  I will accept what is.  I will face reality.  I will correct those things I can correct, and accept those I can’t.

Just for today:  I will improve my mind.  I will read something that requires effort, thought and concentration.

Just for today:  I will be kind and courteous to those who cross my path, and I’ll not speak ill of others.  I will improve my appearance, speak softly and not interrupt when someone else is talking.

Just for today:  I will refrain from improving anybody but myself.

Just for today:  I will do something positive to improve my health.  If I’m a smoker, I’ll quit.  If I am overweight, I will eat healthfully.  And not only that, I will get off the couch and take a brisk walk, even if it’s only around the block.

Just for today:  I will do what is right and take responsibility for my own actions.

May we finally find peace and joy in this new year.  To one and all, a happy, healthy and prosperous 2013 (previously 2007).

-Love, Abby

We hope that you enjoyed this article collected by my husband and that you truly have a wonderful and blessed 2013.

coordinately yours…

-jo ann-


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