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Resolving to THINK

Carm contemplates the beginning of a new year.

As this new year begins I set aside the idea of a resolving to make changes in my life and, instead, opt to choose the next path to take on this adventure we call "life". So with every January 1st, I search for the mantra or one-liner that will guide what I what I hope will be a positive reason to get up every morning and give meaning to being alive.

Two year's ago I embarked on a Resolution Revolution right here on Patch and last year, well, I just skipped last year for more reasons than I can care to mention here.

But this year. Well, this year is different. This year I found a spectacular mantra that I can live by day in and day out. Hopefully, without having to think about it much as the year progresses. It's called THINK. That's it - THINK.

Yes, it's an acronym for:

T= Is is true?

H= Is it Helpful?

I = Is it Inspiring?

N = Is it Necessary?

K= Is it Kind?

Here's the thing, I didn't think of it. (No pun intended.) I don't know who did. I wish I did. The photo was shared with me by a friend on FaceBook . Who knows where her source stole it from. Nevertheless, the writer should be given an award for his or her brilliance.

Could you imagine a world where more than half of the population kept their mouths shut for just a moment and answered these 5 simple questions before uttering a word? I, for one, cannot imagine what that might look like. Although I am eager to try.

Here is my pledge for this coming year. Before engaging, I will stop and THINK. If I cannot answer these 5 questions in the affirmative, I will table the discussion until I can. Not a resolution but a promise. A promise I will endeavor to keep.

That is all. For today anyway. Happy New Year one and all!

For more Mama Says, see me at http://mamagsays.blogspot.com/

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Devin Geer January 11, 2013 at 12:29 PM
I vote to have this stamped on everyones foreheads! Then again if people actually followed this, I don't think anyone would speak! Myself included. Here's a prime example: http://middletown.patch.com/blog_posts/the-sunday-political-brunch-january-6-2013
Sue January 12, 2013 at 05:47 PM
I just printed this out and hung it up on Wednesday! Great minds...

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