Even though we never keep them, many of us start the new year with a resolution.

We declare that we are going to lose weight, drink less, eat healthier, donate more to charity, or spend more time with our families.

Normally, we have all but completely ditched our resolutions within a few weeks.

I am guilty of this, too.  In the past few years, I have vowed to drink less, get more steps in each day, and have a more positive attitude.  Each time, I have given these up after just a few weeks.  Generally, this is all due to my lack of willpower.

This year, though, I have decided that I am not going to give up.

I am starting over by making a Half Year’s Resolution.

No, it isn’t a thing, but I am going to make it a thing.

From today onward, I am going to try my best to only be positive.  It is way too easy to complain about every little problem in life.  Instead, I am going to try my best to only talk about the positive things in life.  I am going to focus on the amazing things my kids are doing, the little wins at work, and great moments with friends.

Sometimes, we forget about how good we have it here in the United States.  Sure, things could always be better, but most of us have it good.  For example, if you are reading this, there is a good chance that you have a smartphone, a place to live, food to eat, a vehicle to drive, and you are gainfully employed.

I am sure that some people are going to jump on me about this.  They are going to say that I don’t know what they are going through.  That’s okay.  Everyone is entitled to feel the way they want.

If you ever want to talk about what you’re going through, you can always message me inside our app.

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