Changing Resolutions

So the new year is upon us. Everyone will be asking, “What’s your New Year’s resolution?” Saying things like “New year, new you!” And pressuring others around themselves to start a change and even bragging about their own deflating resolutions. The gym will be full of people throwing themselves into exercise effort’s to improve their health, kick off the holiday pounds, and miraculously find a way to get those abs showing instead of flab without actually making a permanent change.

So why make a New Years Resolution? Why go to all the trouble of thinking something up when your effort isn’t going to last? Why bother?

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Life in Overload

You may have heard the phrase “The straw that broke the Camel’s back” before.  While that seems like a ridiculous notion, that something as light as a piece of straw could break anything, there is a breaking point for everything.  Camels are known for being able to travel long distances in the harsh desert, and even carry burdens as large as 1000 pounds on its back. A wise owner of any creature is careful to keep it from being overburdened or overworked, but a foolish or unknowledgeable owner might overestimate the Camel’s physical capabilities.

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