Cats make their New Year’s resolutionsPublished 10:29am Monday, December 31, 2012
Column: By Julie Seedorf, Something About Nothing
It’s New Year’s Eve. Another year has passed, and a new year is going to enter our lives.
As I was thinking about my New Year’s column this year, I was wondering what I could possibly say that I haven’t said before. I never keep New Year’s resolutions so I usually don’t make any. I could look back at the year and look at what I have accomplished or didn’t accomplish. That is something many of us probably do.
This year we adopted two new kittens. I decided to ask them what their New Year’s resolution was going to be.
Borris (pretty mellow, playful and in love with Natasha):
I promise to not jump through the window above the sink to get to my mom in her office.
I promise to quit trying to access the Internet when I am on the computer.
I promise to not steal my mom’s food when she is trying to eat.
I promise to eat my food out of my dish and not the trash can. It tips over on me anyway.
Natasha(playful, sneaky, loud when attacked by Borris, loving kisses to fake you out when she is planning her next covert operation):
I promise to quit opening the door to mom’s office. I will leap to the window and use the window instead, like Borris does.
I promise to quit climbing to the top of the Christmas tree. I will leap from the top of the couch instead.
I promise to leave the Christmas stockings alone that are hanging high over the window. Instead I will steal the cap on the snowman.
I promise to quit stealing dad’s glasses off of his desk. I will steal his pens instead.
We both promise to give mom and dad plenty of laughs and giggles in the next year and exercise keeping us out of trouble.
I was impressed with what Borris and Natasha told me. Do you think they will keep their New Year’s resolutions?
When I was younger we partied on New Year’s Eve. Now I party by reading a book and being thankful that I see another year. We know the New Year will hold many changes for all of us. Every day is a new day and every day there is change. We fight against changes in our churches, in our jobs, but in reality we have change every day and we don’t realize it.
We do have our routines that make us feel better about any new things in our days, but perhaps realizing that every day there is change will help us embrace changes in the new year. Perhaps those changes that we put up roadblocks to, should be met with a gratitude attitude. Perhaps those changes that we fight against will enhance our lives and help us to move forward.
Tomorrow is a new day. Tomorrow is a new year. It is up to you what you do with it.
Wells resident Julie Seedorf’s column appears every Monday. Send email to her at firstname.lastname@example.org.