I Resolve

I learned years ago that most New Year resolutions set ones self up for fail nearly every single time. Most of them are too broad based and fair to ‘perfect’ not to fail. Over the last several years I have made a few resolutions that I have been able to keep.

1. I resolve not to purchase anything made in China if I can help it. The only exceptions being should we need a computer or a cellphone because all of those electronics are made overseas. Second hand items are considered green recycling and not placing wealth into an overseas pocket.

2. I resolve not to purchase anything of any kind with a celebrity endorsement and grinning photo slapped on the packaging.

3. I resolve to continue to raise as much of our vegetables, fruit and meat as possible and continue to preserve those things at home in traditional ways for not only our health and the benefit teaching our children but also so save on household expenses.

4. I resolve to be more productive and make use of my skills and talents in such a way as to be able to share with other the skills and knowledge I have gained through years of personal experience.

How about you? Are you making resolutions? Have you resolved not to resolve?

3 Responses to “I Resolve”

  • renn says:

    I resolve to make it through every day with the knowledge that not everything relies on ME. I resolve to do my part to help others.

    I resolve to continue helping those who can’t help themselves.

    I resolve to make more items from scratch.

    I resolve to request permission to create a neighborhood garden in our shared ‘green space’. Gardens are ‘forbidden’ here without permission. (We have many underground wires, etc.)

  • liz says:

    Just thought I’d drop this link to a friend’s blog that has listings of American-made products http://usabuyusa.blogspot.com/

    She also has political discussions, but I like her perspective.

  • What keeps us on this globe except force of gravity?

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