Resolutions are not really my thing but reading all of your New Year’s resolutions in the beginning of the year made me think of what I wanted to do more of this 2021: to read more and eat more fruit.
Compared to my lofty aspirations the year before, which included have a property to potentially AirBnB and learn German, I was glad that my honest intentions for this year were simple but equally meaningful.
Time to evaluate progress after the first quarter of the year.
So far, I have read Born a Crime by Trevor Noah, Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life by Francesc Miralles and Hector Garcia, The Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff, The Book of Joy by the 14th Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu, and Douglas Abrams, A Promised Land by Barack Obama, and re-read Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. They were all nice books that offered me some perspective.
My next read will be a German children’s book called Die Gesichte vom kleinen Eichhörnchen by Elisabeth Zink-Pingel and Marliese Arold. It used to be one of Markus’ children’s books and he gave it to me as a present. It made me so happy!
Two other books are on my to-read pile: Entangled Life by Merlin Sheldrake and Stop Being Reasonable by Eleanor Gordon-Smith. It has been decades since I had a to read-pile. Exciting.
As for eating more fruit, I would say it is also successful, but not as successful as it could be. Of course, I am able to have at least one serving of fruit every day but that could be better.
Still, I am happy with my progress with this year’s goals. Goes to show the power of setting intentions. We can really achieve a lot when we apply ourselves into it.
How are you going with your New Year’s resolutions or intentions so far?