As a public service, I was scrolling through the channel guide to see what sort of festive broadcasting would be on television New Year's Eve.
You can make your life purposeful, meaningful and enjoyable, and can choose to be the driver of your life or be driven by others. The choice, as well as the excuse, is yours. I pray that we retain the ability to choose what we want in our lives.
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Eve of 2014. Are you as tired as I am of committing to some new form of to-do list that within 45 days will just fly out the window leaving behind mo...
From the celebratory last-day-of-the-year double burger to the please-don't-shout hangover burger for the year's first day.
What I realized is that my resolutions were focused more around what I should NOT be doing versus who I SHOULD strive to be. I usually found that by the second or third week of January, I had reverted back to my old habits and my resolutions were forgotten or at least ignored.
Mark Twain once offered his view that "New Year's is a harmless annual institution, of no particular use to anyone save as a scapegoat for promiscuous drunks, and friendly calls and humbug resolutions." Mark Twain does not have a new single out for the holiday, but one of my first musical heroes Eric Carmen of Raspberries fame does.
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New Year's Eve hotel deals are still available, though as time runs out on 2013, so does the time to make the perfect New Year's Eve reservation. But there's hope yet: Here are a few remaining rooms at some of our favorite hotels.
Your best resolution is not to make any! Instead, sit in bed on New Year's morning and make a list of the things you dream of for the year. Dreams are generally positive, from a new job to a more loving relationship, from better health to having more fun.
Choose your resolution wisely. It's a chance to make big change happen in your life and there's no better time to turn over a new leaf than Dec. 31. Pick one you'll enjoy accomplishing that strays from the norm, is realistic and specific, and allows you to hold yourself accountable to a friend or family member.
Sure I won't be out dancing to live music or toasting in 2014 under a tent in Germany or Bosnia. But I will be hanging out with a group of funny, loud people who are going to get more and more out of control as the evening goes on.
I'm hoping to celebrate with my kids in a way that works out better than last year's epic fail. Spoiler alert: if you give sugary mocktails and noisemakers to eight toddlers, no amount of champagne will make your night turn out alright.
I resent my body and its annoying needs, its troublesome memories and emotions, its alarming register of the passing years. But I have learned time and time again that it is my only way back to feeling grounded and present in the world.
Whatever you end up doing on New Year's, there is often this sinking feeling that really you should be doing something else. That your true life -- the one that involves sipping great champagne, wearing an excellent dress and cracking wise with a bevy of smart, sexy singles -- is out there.
The second act is watching the joy my wife gets being around her two girls... or the pride I get when they grab my hand to hold it just one more time. The second act is teaching them to ride bikes, watching them play with their toys, seeing them grow out of each little outfit.