How well did you keep your New Year’s resolutions in 2009?

At this time of year, people resolve to start exercising, or stop smoking, or take up an instrument, or do volunteer work. How well did you keep your New Year’s resolutions in 2009?

I kept my resolution to have my child without medication. All natural. -Gretchen, Cottage Grove, MN

I did not do very well with 2009 New year’s resolutions. Having said that however, the following little poem I memorized years ago is apropos: It matters not if you try and fail and try and fail again. It matters much if you try and fail and fail to try again! -Tom, Anoka, MN