Friday, January 9, 2015

Recipe for a Realistic Resolution

Ingredients:    
1 cup goal
a dollop of optimism
a dusting of humor
a pinch of courage
​a heaping spoonful of resolve
and as much chocolate as necessary
 
Directions:
Mix all together,
simmer on low.
Take baby steps -
remember, go slow.
 
If you falter
and​ things boil over,
just recommit
and start over.
 
When others doubt
with their audacity,
focus on your goal -
keep your tenacity.
 
Serves: yourself.  Enjoy!

Check out the poetry bounty at Tabatha's blog: The Opposite of Indifference.

26 comments:

  1. "as much chocolate as necessary" could be a LOT of chocolate (just sayin'). I like that this "serves: yourself" -- nice, Bridget!

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    1. Thanks, Tabatha! Yes, a LOT of chocolate is usually necessary. =)

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  2. My kind of poem. Love the recipe format, the bright and optimistic tone, and of course the chocolate (a necessary ingredient always). Happy New Year! :)

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    1. Thanks, Jama! After all the baking over the holidays, I was in the recipe-mode. =)

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  3. You can't go wring with that recipe. Less chance of getting overwhelmed if you're going slow ��

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    1. Thank you, Catherine! I find baby steps the best way to approach everything in life. =)

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  4. Love love love! And so glad we get to keep the chocolate...

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    1. Thank you, Robyn! Yes, chocolate is an important ingredient in everything we do...

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  5. Oh, yeah! Especially the chocolate! (I see that was a crowd-pleaseer!!)

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    1. Thanks, Mary Lee! Chocolate is best when shared with the crowd! =)

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  6. (maybe my resolution should be to edit BEFORE hitting publish -- pleaser, with one e before the r!)

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    1. No worries, happens to the best of us. =)

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  7. Love this, Bridget, especially that 'tenacity' and 'audacity'. Resolutions are exciting and trying, all at the same time! Happy New Year!

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    1. Thank you, Linda! Yes, resolutions are a mixed bag, but true change can come of them...especially if there is chocolate. =)

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  8. Bridget,
    This is wonderfully clever! I imagine I will be adding a good bit of chocolate to mine :-)

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  9. Terrific, Bridget! (I'm taking giant steps to the kitchen cupboard for chocolate, then baby steps back to write.)

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    1. Thanks, Buffy! Good for you for pursuing your goals via the kitchen. Baby steps are good... =)

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  10. Hee hee hee! You take a very "measured" approach here, Bridget--very wise indeed.

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    1. Thank you, Heidi! Yes, "measured" indeed! =)

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  11. You made me laugh out loud, Bridget, with the line about chocolate! I love the optimism and wry humor in this. I need to print it and put it in my notebook for moments when my resolve weakens!

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    1. Thank you, Keri! I'd be honored if my words helped you through your momentary lapses. =)

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  12. LOVE. The genius of this is astounding. You made me laugh out loud Thanks for that. Er, TONS of chocolate with mine. I must share this.

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    1. Thanks, Robyn! Glad I was able to make you laugh. Your comment made me smile. =)

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  13. I'm finding your poem long after most resolutions have come and gone, Bridget. I love the last line -- a great reminder that resolutions need to be reevaluated from time to time.

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  14. I'm glad you found it none the less, Laura. Starting over is important to changing a resolution to a habit. =)

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