Dec 28 2011

Resolution Pollution

Category: FROM THE MIND OF MARC LACYadmin @ 9:29 am

‘Tis that time of year…again.  You know the one…where pomp and circumstance reign supreme.  The time of year in which even the “highly churched” tend to act VERY superstitiously.  Funny thing is, some blame it on and even claim tradition.  BUT they dare not break that so-called tradition…whether it is on, during, or before watch night service or not.  What am I talking about?  I’m talking about those blasted New Year’s resolutions.   Almost seems like a vinyl record scratched and stuck within the same song…you hear the same sound over and over and over again.  Many people really do not get how they sound when making a grand resolution.  It merely sounds like someone keeping time with the magnitude of the “occasion.”  And I hate to make this analogy; but it’s the only thing I can think of at the time:  I compare excitement about resolutions to the moments leading up to a one-night-stand.  NOBODY is thinking about the reality of the morning after.  I guess if you’re a hopeless romantic or a fantisizer (not a word),  why would you want to factor reality into your paradigm anyway right?  Now I would go with that; but it is difficult to support when most who make these inflated resolutions, are not doing it for escapism; but doing their part in keeping up with the dramatics of the year on deck and understanding that they probably will not stick to their plan to drop those 40 pounds, or to stop eating red meat, or to budget better.  But the fact that “I gave it the old college try” is all that matters.  STOP THE MADNESS!  We go through regimens daily that are mostly traditional protocol handed down from generation to generation.  Some habits are governed by the law of the land, others are simply just us doing what we are accustomed to doing.  And yes, the older you are, the harder it is to break a habit.  Don’t get me wrong, it can be done; but when aiming for the stars, EVERYONE needs to be a little bit more realistic about sacrifices that need to be made in order to get into orbit.  Can you afford the rocket fuel?  Has your rocket been tested?  Can you stomach re-entry?  What is your contingency plan should something malfunction upon the launch?   Okay, so the aforementioned is a little far-fetched; but let’s face it people, once you reach a certain point in your life, what you do is in your DNA.  You can WANT to get out of certain mindsets, protocols, and regimens all day…but the truth of the matter is…REALITY SAYS there are certain things you simply cannot do.  Why?  Because there are too many factors playing against you.

DO YOU WANT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE?  Start today.   Start now.  Do not wait ’til the new year to make a pitch just to blend in with the crowd, then find yourself disappointed once again.   Just do what you can do…to the best of your ability and let God handle the rest.

You have just read the mind of Marc Lacy.

Have a wonderful Day!

Poet/Author Marc Lacy

2 Responses to “Resolution Pollution”

  1. Daphine says:

    For the last few years, I have resolved to NOT to make a resolution. LOL

  2. admin says:

    Ah! Good move!

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