Keller: Positive approach commitment keys resolution

Published 12:01 am Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Over the years, I’ve made many New Year resolutions with good intentions, but very little, if any, commitment.

This year, I’ve made only one, and if I’m to enjoy my senior years, I have made a decision to be more positive.

The first step is something I took from a daily, spiritual devotional booklet.

I must implement the “no complaining” rule. It stated that complaining is like vomiting. Afterwards you feel better, but the people around you feel sick.

I also must have more discipline to my life. I’ve wasted too much time with “time wasters.” I enjoy people, but many times I spend too much time with negative people who really have nothing to say.

In fact, if you don’t see them for a year and later run into them, you haven’t missed any of the conversation.

I will continue to follow local, state and national news, but won’t let it influence my life.

I’ll always keep in mind the serenity prayer: “God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference.”

I will not dwell on the negatives in my past, but be thankful for my many blessings. I will live in the present, not knowing what the future holds, but expecting the best that God has to offer.

The weather report is another of the biggest influences in most people’s lives, but thankfully not in mine.

They plan most of their decisions on the weather forecast.

I wish they would finally realize that most forecasters are only right 50 percent of the time.

Finally, I will not be as judgmental, but ask God for discernment, which is spiritual judgment.

The bottom line is that I pray to be more grateful. It’s impossible to be hateful when you’re grateful.

If you have any questions or comments, please write Harold Keller at Get High on Life, P.O. Drawer U, Reserve, LA70084, call 985-652-8477 or email