Happy New Year

Ok ladies and germs. 2018 is just over the hill and it is never too early to be thinking about the dreaded resolutions. I have never really made resolutions in the past. Partly because I know I won’t stick with them and mostly because I pretend to be cool like ‘The Fonz’. But here is my list anyway and this year I resolve to follow them until at least the 4th.


I’ll join the runners at the starting line

I will clean those pantry shelves

Make a promise to spend more time

Creating a healthier self

Throw away all the junk food

Maybe head down to the gym

Eat less, walk more

And make my body slim

I will learn a new language

Maybe how to knit or crochet

I will put away all my pennies

To save for a rainy day

I’ll quit smoking and cussing

I’ll consume no more alcohol

I’ll adopt a pet, learn to cook

Start buying local and not at the mall

I’ll go to church, pray for peace

Try something new each day

I’ll learn to relate, to meditate

Speak only if I’ve something nice to say

I’ll be on time, get more sleep

Watch far less TV

I’ll say the words, “I Love You” more

To all my family

I’ll spend more time in the great outdoors

Enjoying the little things

I will become more confident

Maybe even learn to sing

I’ll stop judging people by the way they look

I’ll think before I speak

I’ll look for the good and ignore the bad

I will stand up for the weak 

Spend less time on Facebook

More time on the Backyard Poet

I’ll write more blogs, make new friends

Be more considerate and show it




37 thoughts on “Happy New Year

  1. Norma Aiello

    That is quiet a list but I must say Jerry a lot of things you resolve to do you have already done. You don’t smoke, you quit that long ago. you have always thought before you spoke, even if people didn’t like what you had to say, you have always been considerate and you have always shown it. You say I love you to your family all the time but saying it more never hurt. I Love you to the moon and back brother in law!!!!!!

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  2. Excellent, Jerry! I do believe you are already doing many of these AND many other good things! So keep up the good work! And we join you in trying to do this list/poem well! 🙂

    I agree with a couple of people who commented before me…stay alive! 🙂

    HUGS!!! 🙂

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  3. Jerry, that was an amazing post! I loved it! I was already for your twister at the end – “And then I woke up at 11:59 p.m. 12-31-2017 and realized it was just a bad dream!” LOL! Very worthy and admirable goal, My Friend!!

    Best wishes to you and yours for a fabulous 2018!!

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