Cheers pour une heureuse 2009!

January 1 is a day full of hope. A good day thus deserves a good start. Waking early as always, I sit in front of the dining table with a pen in hand. My Belle de Jour planner is open. Leafing through the so many colorful-but-still-blank pages, I realize that I, the most organized person you’d ever be acquainted with, do not have any idea what is really in store for me this year.

I am the type of person which plans ahead. What probably got me through 2008 is the way I planned my life. I’m quite proud to say that I’ve positively influenced a handful of friends to be as organized as possible. Anyway, even though I’ve had a great 2008, I want to make 2009 as grand and fabulous as possible.

This year gives me a great chance to become a better person. Actually, not just me… All of us have this chance to make things better, right?

At the start of every year, I write a list which is my commitment to myself to make some projects, reform habits, change my lifestyle, etc. It’s probably what everyone calls a new year’s resolution. I’m sure a lot of people don’t believe in making this one for so many reasons. But heck, allow me to share some of mine.

Whenever I hear a joke, I will laugh… no matter how corny. Ang pagpapatawa is a serious business, as I’ve said in my blog last year. Believe me, a person trying to make you laugh is really putting an effort just to see you smile. So show how much you appreciate, even the smallest effort. Laugh. And honestly, the corniest jokes are the best. Okay, I’m corny. Hehe. So what?

I will (try to) balance my checkbook (on my nose). Really, I’ve had several attempts on this one… but not one lasted the whole year. But this year, I have to do this. Just so I know where the money goes. And with this comes the never-ending mantra of “save save save!”

I will not be a worrywart. Worrying is really a bad habit of mine. I know it’s a sin, but I just cannot help it. I worry about this and that… I worry about food, makeup, family, friends, dogs, and virtually about anything under the sun. But I have to stop this if I don’t want fine lines in my 20s.

I want to strengthen my relationship with family, friends, and God. And I will do anything just to achieve this. I want to make them feel that I love them and that I respect them… and I want to thank them for all the things they’ve done for me. Building relationships is not an easy task. But with God, I think I’ll be able to do this just fine.

And the last that I want to share is…

I will give up chocolates totally. 100%. Completely. Honestly… Not! 😀

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4 thoughts on “Cheers pour une heureuse 2009!

  1. KIKAY KATITAY January 1, 2009 at 12:45 pm Reply

    wow. great NY's resolution =) ako i don't have and i don't want to. medyo di ako naniniwala dyan.. hehe.. i will just stay positive, as always. oh btw, u might want to read this.

  2. Jean Monique Sanchez January 1, 2009 at 1:03 pm Reply

    Hmm… yung homily sa amin last night may note about New Year's Resolutions. Sabi ni Father, kaya daw hindi naniniwala ang iba dyan kasi hindi nila nasusunod. People make wishes kasi instead of resolutions. Pag resolutions, dapat may steps na ginagawa to work on them. 😀 Hindi yung "I wish for…" When you make resolutions, you say, "I want this so I'll be doing this and this to achieve it." Hehe. 😀

  3. KIKAY KATITAY January 1, 2009 at 5:57 pm Reply

    wala ako ibang masabi kundi, KOREK!!! :)) hahahaha! totoo sya, di na ako naniniwala kc di ko rin nasusunod. amffff…. O.o kainis. :)) pero may mga gusto akong baguhin, pero it's more of pledge than resolution… but it's for me to keep na rin & i won't note it. 😀 at least diba! 😛

  4. Jean Monique Sanchez January 1, 2009 at 10:12 pm Reply

    Oo naman. Carry yan no. 😀 Let's make 2009 a nice year… 😀 As one of my favorite sayings go, "Change starts with me."

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