I tend not to follow the traditions that have set New Year as the 1st of January. (as I also don't take too much notice of the assertion that the year is a paltry 2022, for my time frame is completely different to that!) My New Year began this year on the 21st of December with the winter equinox, when daylight hours start to get longer in the Northern hemisphere.
As for resolutions, this is another tradition that eludes me, along with 'celebrating' anniversaries. My philosophy allows me to make ‘aims' at any time of the year and all year long and, as I have been doing this for many years, there are not many new ones I need to contemplate.
I do not label my aspirations as 'resolutions' but as AIMS. This way it is not a process of hit/miss; win/lose; succeed/fail, but more of a concept whereby if, at anytime, I don't quite hit the target. I can simply move on and try again later without feeling any (or not much) guilt or remorse.
‘AIMS' that I made years ago are still relevant to my life today. Once I reached the stage of 'contentment' in my life, there was really not much point in trying to change it too much in my visions for the future.
I suppose if I was to share my latest cogitations about potential directions in life it would reflect in one of my latest rhymes below: For, in there somewhere, you will see my rationale for everybody's potential aims – including my own. :
A KINDNESS WISH.
I wish I would wake up one day
to see all troubles drift away,
and finally there'd be no war
like it always was before.
I wish I would wake up to find
all people in the world were kind,
and finally we'd get along
because we'd find there was no wrong.
I wish I would wake up to see
happy humans who are free,
and finally we'd have no strife
and everyone could live a life.
I wish I would wake up where there
were only people who would care,
and finally we'd all be friends
for that could be where my dream ends.
I wish I would wake up to view
all humans, genuine and true,
then finally all past deceit
would not be able to repeat.
I wish I would wake up one morn
and nobody would look forlorn,
and finally there were no poor
and needy people evermore.
I wish I would wake up where we
were living in true harmony,
where humans' sacrificed their greed
to cater for the greater need.
I wish I could wake up the world
to see that kindnesses unfurled,
would make the world an interface
where everything could find a space.
I wish that I would wake up and
all the world would understand
that unkindness is a no-no,
and kindness is the way to go.
Be Withers 2021