If you’re like most people, two weeks from now you won’t even remember what your New Years’ resolution was. Or, you’ll remember what it was but feel incredible guilt at not living up to it.
Although most of us could benefit from losing a few pounds, exercising more, or spending less, I think it’s time to start a new kind of resolution. I’ll go first.
My New Year’s resolution is to enjoy small luxuries more often.
Note there is no time line associated with this resolution like “every week”. There must be no guilt or sense of failure associated with this new kind of resolution.
The beautiful café au lait cup and saucer in the picture is one of two I purchased years (decades?) ago in St. Pierre, a small French island off the east coast of Canada.
It is part of a small group of china, linen, clothing and bath products that I’ve been saving “for good”.
Based on how long ago it was since I’ve used this cup, apparently I’ve been saving it for the Twelfth of Never.
Now that I’ve taken it out of its back closet hidey-hole, this cup is going to hold my morning coffee on Monday.
What forlorn luxuries do you have hiding in your closets and drawers that you haven’t been using? Silky lingerie? Linen napkins? Gift with purchase hand lotion?
It's a new year. Live it!