Because health and wealth and wisdom are worth
I resolve to lengthen and deepen my sleeps.
Because rhythm is what we're made of,
I resolve to walk and dance and jump.
Because money means something and time is finite,
I resolve to become a better budgeter of both.
Because I like to find things quickly,
I resolve to shuffle my stuff into shape.
Because words are a wonderful way to get lost,
I will saunter down the side roads of stories.
Because they say every day is a school day,
I resolve to keep doing the homework.
Because chocolate doesn't mind waiting,
I resolve to favour the freshness of fruit.
Because no one will photoshop me slimmer,
I resolve to choose from the menu of moderation.
Because mindful consumption makes us use less,
I resolve to monitor the impact of my habits.
Because conversation is a real-time art,
I resolve to call you and meet you face to face.
Because this tapestry is a constant creation,
I resolve to be present in every moment.
Because each day deserves the best of me,
I resolve to let go of what no longer works.
on New Years Day 2011