Wednesday, December 30, 2009

a new start

Most popular New Year Resolutions that half of the population never stick to... (in no particular order)

1. Spend more time with Family & Friends
2. Shed those extra pounds
3. Quit smoking
4. Enjoy life More
5. Quit Drinking
6. Get out of Debt
7. Learn something new
8. Help Others
9. Organize
10. Save money

Wonder what most people are resolving to do in 2010?
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There are conflicting sources, some say that New Year's Resolutions goes back to 153 B.C. Janus, a mythical king with two faces was placed at the head of the calendar as the god of beginnings and the guardian of doors and entrances. His two headed symbol represents looking back at the past to forgive past misdeeds and enemies, and looking toward the future. There was also an exchange of gifts before beginning the new year.

Evidently the concept of resolutions began even before that, however the calendar date was not for January 1 (adopted by Romans) but over an 11 day period at the start of the first new moon after the first day of spring (Vernal Equinox).