Things I WON’T do in 2014: my anti-resolution list

?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????Almost all the New Year’s Resolutions I read are lists of things people WILL do in 2014. I don’t like being like everyone else. So here is what I will NOT do.

  1. I will NOT be a vindictive person.
  2. I will NOT give in to comfort food when I feel sad.
  3. I will NOT give up writing.
  4. I will NOT change who I am for anybody.
  5. I will NOT allow people to take advantage of my naivety.
  6. I will NOT stop loving my students.
  7. I will NOT coast when it comes to my jobs—100% or nothing.
  8. I will NOT be ashamed of my spiritual beliefs.
  9. I will NOT place religion above relationship.
  10. I will NOT stop dreaming of going to Ireland.
  11. I will NOT stop looking for adventure.
  12. I will NOT grow weary of doing good.
  13. I will NOT make hasty judgments about people’s actions.
  14. I will NOT give up on love.

That’s it. Your turn. What will you NOT do in 2014?

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About Teresa Lockhart

Sometimes when we least expect it we stumble upon the desires of our heart. Some call it a coincidence, but I call it a Godthing. I believe when we walk closely with Him we'll see more of the wonderful hidden blessings He has for us. I've been a freelance writer for several years, interviewing celebrities about the way God is working in their lives. My work has appeared in several Lifeway and Vox publications in addition to many others. I am a frequent writer for the Living Light News out of Edmonton (Canada). When I’m not writing, I spend my time teaching dual enrollment Motlow (college) English, sociology, and high school journalism.

Posted on January 1, 2014, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 16 Comments.

  1. Those are good. :-) Hmmmm, what shan’t I do..
    1. I will NOT quit walking
    2. I will NOT stop using antiquated words that annoy people.
    3. I will NOT return negativity for negativity.
    4. I will NOT wish bad on rotten people.
    5. I will NOT listen to gossip
    6. I will NOT bark at cats.

    That’s harder than I thought it would be.
    I’ve not made any resolutions in a long time. I kinda make goals — like i want to walk 1200 miles this year — but resolutions are generally broken within the first month, and then disappointment, discouragement, planning, plotting, voodoo dolls,… it’s just down hill from there. ;-) HAPPY NEW YEAR, twinlet!! Wrote my year’s end greeting last night. Prolly have to go to my page to find it by now.

    • I look forward to reading your greeting. I like your anti-resolutions, especially the part about NOT returning negativity for negativity. It kind of goes along with my anti vindictive promise to myself. It’s not new though. I make it every year. As a teacher, I have had SO MANY mean people berate me when I give my heart and soul to help them or their children. I will admit in my early years, I used to think, “You’ll be sorry.” I never, ever did anything in return, but things do have a way of coming back around. I’m not a karma type person, so I won’t blame it on karma. But I found the bitterness hurt me to the core. I hated the ugliness in ME, so I gave that up. I don’t want to EVER to return negativity for negativity again–even with my thoughts. I would like to walk again. I miss that. I need that. We’ll see. It’s not a resolution. It’s a hope. And even though it’s past midnight, I think I might just try reading the Bible cover to cover. The words are SUPER natural. I’m sure in this age, i will find a deeper level of meaning. I guess I’ll go read right now. Thank you for reading my blog again. I think you may be my only reader. So it means a lot that you leave comments. :-) Happy New Year Good Twin.

      • “Control my thoughts” is something I pray about often. I never was a vindictive sort (except in thought), but the things i wish/think have a way of coming true. I’ve learned to be careful what I wish for! Ecclesiastes is my favorite book of the Bible. Ecc. 12:13, my favorite verse. Hebrews is a close second.
        I bet lots of folks read and just don’t comment. I feel that way with my NOTES sometimes. I get more “likes” for some idiotic pun like salmonilla than I do for a heart felt commentary. Such is life. I shan’t wish for anyone to become illiterate. Bahahahaha :-D

      • :-) Thank you. I really think you need to set up your own blog, you know.

  2. My very first resolution, when I was about 12, was to never make any resolutions… so my hands are sort of tied…

  3. I will not…

    let the mundane choke out dreaming and imagination.

    forget to pause and take in the sunrise.

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