walked into the Flat Rock General Store Monday morning Slim welcomed me
with a hello, then he followed that hello with a question, "Do you
know that ’05 is practically here?"
moment he handed me a piece of butcher paper and a red marker. "Now
do you want to give me yours?" He was referring to my New Year’s
it has been an annual tradition down at the Flat Rock General Store to
post along the back wall, near the old pot bellied heater and gathering
area, the resolutions of any individual near or far that is willing to
participate. It was clear that I had fallen behind, there were a dozen
or more New Year’s resolution lists already posted. As I took a quick
scan of the list I was amazed at, no, not the names, but the length of
many of the lists. It appeared that many of the names with their
attached lists were more like a personal confession of their failures in
2004. I don’t think there was a single individual list with less than
a dozen resolutions for 2005.
one resolution on all the lists on the wall. You can probably guess what
that particular one was, yes dieting. Some were more specific, lose
twenty, thirty pounds.
favorite, exercise, combined with weight loss, one listed fifty pounds
plus. Yes, exercise was on several of the already posted lists.
to name any names, but there were all kinds of listed resolutions. They
included a lot of varied topics: political, religious, personal, family,
money, food, cooking, work, sports, companionship, hunting, travel and
many many more.
attached list contains some of the more routinely used/posted
resolutions and just might offer something for you to draw from, that is
if you yourself are into resolutions.
this list comes from all those list posted down at the Flat Rock General
Store and not from me or any other single person or individual.
Diet/lose weight, varying amounts
Exercise/lose weight, as much as fifty pounds
Companionship/not marrying, just spending time together
Go to church more
Eat out less/cook at home
Save some money/spend less
Don’t swear or cuss
Be a better person, home/work
Work to keep Alabama a red state
Hunt less, or carry the wife and kids
Make less trips to town/save gas
Pray more, for self, military and U.S.A.
Try to keep fifty percent of my resolutions in 2005
Make a shorter list next year
interest of time you might just want to check a few from the above
posted list, maybe add two or three of your own, sign it and put it a
safe place. During the year, pull it out from time to time just to see
how you are holding up in 2005 – But only if you are into yearly
December of 2005 rolls around, we will do it all over again down at the
Flat Rock General Store.
HOLIDAYS!!! HAPPINESS THROUGHOUT 2005!!!