Wednesday, 1 January 2014

What if I didn’t make a New Year Resolution list this year?

My friend Stella, a keen scribbler 

I’m not doing the New Year Resolution list this year.  It tends to fall by the wayside often before January has blown itself out.  

Instead I’m going to write more often, mostly of the good old-fashioned style of letters and journals.  The word-processed writing is great but for me there is something more special about the pen and ink written letter that pops through the letterbox from time to time.  Yes, it can be an effort to sit and compose a letter at times, particularly if it is a difficult one to write but often the difference that can make to the person on the receiving end can be immense.  Between the lines it reads, ‘I care’. 

I’ve acquired two new pen pals this year (okay last year 2013) and I hope to encourage and acquire a few more this year.   Receiving their letters and staying in touch is wonderful and much more satisfying that many of our faster communications systems of today.  Don’t get me wrong; there is a place for different types of communication, the speedy and the not so speedy! I suggest that we clear a little writing space for both.

I’ve also decided that I am going to do one small deed for ‘the greater good’ every day.  I say one small deed only because I believe that by starting small the knock on effect of said ‘deed’ might grow and make a bigger impact along the way.  I was very inspired by an article I read earlier today  ('Where’s the excitement in a bag of rice’ Just Trading Scotland) about how people can make a difference. 

To conclude, I’m starting the New Year 2014 minus the Resolutions. I’ll keep you posted on the old fashioned writing and perhaps write about the ‘small deeds’ from time to time … perhaps …  


  1. I love your one small deed idea! Happy New Year!

  2. Thanks Betty and Happy New Year to you too. Wishing you lots of good health and happiness.


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