I don’t make resolutions. I don’t KEEP resolutions.
I don’t MAKE resolutions I can’t KEEP.
Let’s just run with that last statement.
We’re two weeks into January – rocketing towards this 2016 thing – and I think a little each day about how people receive the gift of a new year.
Most who know me know that my household is one filled with food, wine, cheese, more wine, desserts, dessert wines, and other bacchanalia. For all of my adult life I have been in a restaurant based job where the objective has been to take food to people to make them happy and satisfied. And for the most part, the food + wine = happiness equation works out! Conversations start to flow. Smiles spread wider. Songs are sung louder. Hugs are hugged longer. I love watching this process and I love even more being a part of it. It really is the essence of life. That being said, you can see how dieting is never a resolution for me.
How about more exercise? While I do admire the committed running habit that my sleek counterpart (sauce) keeps, I allow myself no delusions and fully recognize that my fitness routines are much more sporadic. If I must be resolved to make an improvement it is usually more inwardly focused than out. This is something I encourage even the body image resolution makers to include into their routines – and most will see that an examination of their inside is just as challenging as transforming the outside. There are fewer benchmarks to follow and the goals are not as measurable but when you start to get results you will be glad of that. While each of us aim to reach a certain number of inches or pounds or minutes and seconds – none of us aims to count the number of laughs or hugs or tears of joy we’ve had as those should all be infinite.
And so for 2016, I’m resolved to:
- be less busy and more productive
- talk less and say more
- disconnect to reconnect
- have a really good laugh
- be authentic
- “get it together”
And to start checking off my list, I’m going to go finish up making dining reservations and tasting appointments for the coming weekend in Napa & Sonoma!
Catch up on a few posts from 2016 and Pass the sauce…
Whole Hog: an introduction to tiffandsauce If you’re confused about who “we” are, read this and you’ll surely be more confused.
Drink Me! If you failed to do an audit in your cellar back in the Fall of 2015, you can be resolved to do it in the New Year.
Falling Bright Wine Merchants Visit our gallery of Fine Wine Online if you’re resolved to drink better wines in 2016.