The start of a new calendar year is just days away.
Most of the traditional rituals for celebrating the new tropical year are warmly embraced by the Yummish Council, which has a soft spot for all things bubbly. However, there is one New Year's tradition about which the Council has serious reservations – the New Year's Resolution.
From the Yummish perspective, New Year's Resolutions create unneccessary pressure. Change and renewal happen every day and no one should try to set the tone for the next 364 days while so very tired and hung over.
As we begin 2012, remember that no calendar system – even one so sophisticated as to give us Leap Years and “observed” holidays for extended three-day weekends – is more powerful than your will.
No calendar – even one of those glossy, motivational jobs – should be permitted to harsh your Yum.
While it's true that some aspects of our lives are informed by the clock and the calendar, as a devotee of the YUM, you know that each day presents us with a chance to renew and rededicate ourselves as we exfoliate away the past and cleanse and condition ourselves for the future.
Happy New Year!