It is the time of the year when most of us make New Year’s Resolutions, promises to improve ourselves in some way, way, whether it is to lose weight, eat right, work out, and generally do what we know to be right.
It doesn’t work. By the end of January, most resolutions will have been broken or quietly forgotten. By the end of February, almost all of them will have been consigned to the ash-heap of history.
So I am not doing any of this that this year. Instead, I am keeping it simple and implementing a two-word creed for this year.
There is too much cynicism and not enough kindness in the world.