“Man’s partial good resolutions that always succumb to ingrained habit are like the cleaning, scrubbing and adorning that we practice on Sundays and feast days. We always get dirty again, to be sure, but such a partial cleaning process has the advantage of upholding the principle of cleanliness.”
A good reminder not to be too discouraged if we don’t manage to keep our resolutions all the time. Partial good resolutions are worthwhile, too.
* I’m always interested to read about the holiday customs of other countries. This post on Gimundo details New Year’s traditions, from yellow underwear to broken plates.
* I was very pleased to get to do these two interviews — for American Public Media’s Marketplace and for WCBS-TV. And I can’t help mentioning it, yipppeee, right now The Happiness Project is #18 on the Amazon Bestseller list and #26 on Barnes & Noble Bestseller list! At least for this hour.Thanks, everyone!
* Interested in starting your own happiness project? If you’d like to take a look at my personal Resolutions Chart, for inspiration, just email me at gretchenrubin1 [at] gmail [.com] — and don’t forget the “1″. (Sorry about writing it in that roundabout way; I’m trying to thwart spammers.) Just write “Resolutions Chart” in the subject line.