Author: Garee, Betty
Date published: December 1, 2012
The new year is here. What will it hold? As I was thinking about this, I read "Facing the Future" in my Daily Bread booklet. It was about predictions made in the past. Some were on target but other events and innovations that radically changed our lives were unforseen. The writer said, "The first rule of forecasting should be that the unforeseen keeps making the future unforseeable."
What about your New Year's resolutions? Are you keeping them? Maybe they're the same resolutions you've made the last 10 years. So, you may no longer make them knowing from the past you won't keep them.
I just started reading a book about resolutions for women. The first chapter is "Resolving to be Content." Ah, if I could keep just that one resolution, I might not need to make any others.
Bill Flick (pg. 50) takes a humorous look at last year. He says it was a year of winners, losers and... losers who are weiners. Also, something to think about for the next 1 1 months - December 21? 2012 will be the end of the world? according to the Maya calendar.
Of course, exercise and diet are all-time favorite resolutions. If you are mobility impaired you may be more at risk than the average person for diet-associated health problems. An OT offers tips for an easier transition to healthier eating (pg. 44.) Exercise - what works for you? A self-paced, solitary workout for stress relief, a group class, or working with a trainer? An RN says, "The choice is yours, just get moving." (pg. 28.) Betty