My New Year’s Resolutions…

My New Year’s Resolutions…
So, it’s January and lots of people are busy making New Year’s Resolutions. Are you?
How many of these look familiar? I know that the first couple, lose weight and get fit are ALWAYS something that I say to myself each January!
As part of my Winter Solstice/Yule celebration, my friends and I made our own promises as a thank you for all the blessings that we had received this past year. Beforehand we had all agreed that although our promises would be personal to each of us, the effects or consequences of them should benefit others and/or the environment. 
I promised to shop conscientiously. 
What I mean is that I’m going to pay more attention to the labels and actively seek out the information about where the items I’m buying come from, is it locally produced or has it come halfway across the world,
has it been ethically produced (no sweatshops or slave labour) are the materials used ethically sourced, I will look for fair trade logos, organically produced logos, carbon footprints… 
I will be applying this to EVERYTHING that I buy from my weekly groceries to gifts and presents for my family & friends.
 By the end of the year, if I can balance keeping my conscience clear and my purse happy I will count this promise a success!
It’s the little things that we can do each and every day that can cause the greatest change.

By Flora

I'm in my late forties, my interests are varied but since menopause hit a few years ago, I find myself becoming a "grumpy old woman" all too frequently - where has my infinite patience gone!?! Lol!
I bought a Kindle in the summer of 2013 and haven't stopped reading since. If you want to know more about me, check out my blog -

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