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Hello from a Gold Star Mom whose son passed away as a result of injuries received while serving our country.
My New Years Resolution is to remember and be thankful each and every day for the sacrifices that not only my son made but the sacrifices that so many other brave men and women made for my freedom. May 2015 bring joy, happiness, and may we never forget that our freedom was bought with a price.
Always remember this -- "Only two defining forces have ever offered to die for you; Jesus Christ and the American soldier. One died for your soul; the other for your freedom."01-07-2015 08:56 AM
This year, I want to declutter and downsize the type and amount of things I have. Starting with the kitchen. Clear out the old, clean and shine everything and put in healthy life giving meals and snacks. This will yield me a good night's sleep and more energy to exercise and just do the things I want to do with friends and family. Next, go through all the rooms in the house and declutter. REALLY get rid of old papers, books, mags and clothes. I belive I will feel lighter and house work will be quick and easy. I will keep a few precious memorabillia and things that make me smile. I will be picky in my new purchases, assuring that I have less items, but more quality! I look forward to enjoying the journey. Just do it!!! I also, plan to continue my mornings with God. Amen01-07-2015 10:42 AM
1999 I made a promise to GOD, my Children and myself i would stop drinking! IT was a rough battle that my children can attest to, if it wasn't for all theire support i would not STILL be SOBER that was and still is my NEW YEAR RESOLUTION FOREVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
MY children have a new mom and i got a new life
TINA01-22-2015 11:52 PM
Every new year is a time to evaluate your life, well-being and promise to make changes. This year is no different. I took an honest look at myself and discovered that I worry so much that it affects my entire life negatively. Only I can change that. And so begins 2015.
The Dalai Lama states, "There are only two days in the year that nothing can be done. One is called yesterday,and the other is called tomorrow, so today is the right day to love, believe and mostly live." It is now my mantra. I must basically talk back gently to that "little self" that is on my shoulder to have a healthy, positive thought pattern. What I think will exude from me and create a world I wish to be a part of. That world is the here and now and I will make it a positive one.
~Mrs. J. Gordon01-11-2015 11:53 AM
Since God said to cast your cares upon Him, I'm going to
take all the stress and toss it away off my shoulders,
and just follow Jesus my BBF, who knows all things.
I won't Fear anymore, knowing He Loves me because He
is my Father, and He would and has already done everything
for me with His Salvation, Grace and Mercy and Love, above all.
Everyone out there who is sick of being stressed out by the world,
just go to Jesus, the Son of God who Loves to Love you. He's
the Only Way. Just ask Him if He's there, to show you, and He will....†01-06-2015 01:33 AM
The past two years was about scary diagnoses, hospitalizations, and spiraling emotions. Reaching a healthier plateau in January, I discovered that temporarily I had lost myself in the process of good news/bad news. I confess -- I liked that old girl except now I felt like an old girl. I was motivated to dust myself off and rediscover that person. I promised to fall in love again – with myself.
Without wasting time, I made lists of favorite things such as word: joy; dessert: coffee ice cream... I asked friends for one (positive) word that might describe me. I felt invigorated when I heard loyal, funny, creative... I set out to re-examine everything from my values to the shade of lipstick I wear. How am I doing? Recently, my son said, “Mom, you sound like your old self.”01-23-2015 01:16 PM
After attempting several times to quit smoking (44 years), I am 10 days smoke free and really don't even miss it. In fact, after the last attempt and subsequent failure, my self-esteem plummeted because I internalized the failure. It became such an unconcious habit to stop and buy two packs ever three days to last a week (I had cut down from a pack a day from all the other attempts) and I challenged myself to follow through this time.
Watching my mother and my sister die from COPD and emphysema didn't make me quit, but having my first grandchild two years ago has given me more incentive because I want to see him graduate high school and college. He is the apple of my eye and I will do whatever is necessary to avoid negatively influencing his health.
After this is conquered, my intention is to socialize more and work on weight loss/exercise. At 58, it is time for a change and this is my year of abundance!01-10-2015 12:17 AM
This is the year I turn 50. So, my resolution is to make a change. I am going to be happy, as a conscience choice. I am going to help those who are less fortunate than me. 2015 is going to be the year that I beat all my mental issues and rise above the ugliness. I am going to make this the year that I will be all I can be, and spread the message that we ALL are in this together, so LOVE EACH OTHER! 2015 is going to be the year we all come together and make a difference.01-09-2015 08:52 PM
jakevon70My New Year's Resolution is to start a support group for those who have lost someone to suicide and need to grieve and share their experiences. My Mother took her life due to major depression 18 years ago, so I have first hand knowledge of this devastating tragedy. This would benefit my town and surrounding areas.01-09-2015 01:59 PM
One of my New Year's Resolutions for 2015, is to just ignore as much of the resentful whining posted in Online Community, as possible. These people - who think the only way THEY can be happy, is for everyone else to be equally miserable - have nothing good to say about anything. They must feel powerless .. except for their snarky postings here.
I wonder what the methodology is for picking winners of this contest, since half of the "entries" just say "winner" & don't have a resolution at all!01-31-2015 12:04 PM