“I hereby resolve (after eat healthy and exercise more) … by
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to remember that friendships are more important than telling my book club the novel they all think is so great is really trash

to be less judgmental when my husband watches news and sports and reruns on MeTV ad nauseam

to call my cousins more often

to call my friends more often

to stop nagging my son about … well,  everything

to read the newspaper every day and spend a little less time on Facebook and Words with Friends

to floss my teeth like the dentist said to

and to stop worrying about everyone else and start pampering myself a little more!

RetroFlash / 100 words

Dana Susan Lehrman

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This retired librarian loves big city bustle and cozy country weekends, friends and family, good books and theatre, movies and jazz, travel, tennis, Yankee baseball, and writing about life as she sees it on her blog World Thru Brown Eyes!

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Tags: Humor
Characterizations: funny, well written


  1. Betsy Pfau says:

    Good resolutions Dana. Be good to yourself and enjoy life! Happy new year, friend!

  2. John Shutkin says:

    A great RetroFlash list, Dana. But I suspect you are being too hard on yourself. And my bet is that your various opinions — of books, husband, son, etc. — even if slightly harsh, are dead on.

    In any event, we will anxious await word from you (or 100 words) as to how you are succeeding with your resolutions.

  3. You have perfected the economy of the Retroflash, Dee…I love this! Wishing you a happy new year…and yes, do eat the cake!

  4. Marian says:

    Love your resolutions, Dana. And cake is always good, though. That’s what I miss having to be wheat free, but tomorrow I am going to bake a cake with almond flour and dig in.

  5. Suzy says:

    These are great resolutions, Dana! I would do well to adopt a few of them myself. And as Barb said, it is a perfect RetroFlash! Now, let’s go have some cake!

  6. Laurie Levy says:

    I could have used your list (although I do floss), and our RetroFlashes on this prompt have some overlap. Although I can’t take the trip or buy the shoes (stupid pandemic), I have eaten my share of cake lately and resolve to stop. Happy New Year, Dana!

  7. Khati Hendry says:

    At some point, doesn’t the statute of limitations run out on the cake thing? I remember my 92 year old dad eating croissants with butter, saying, “home free!” I too have struggled with the judgmental thing, and replacing it with another judgment (“that is how they are and can’t help it; I love them and it’s not worth trying to change”) and redirecting my attention to my own idiosyncrasies seems to help.

  8. One for a list of best practices: “…stop worrying about everyone else and start pampering myself.”

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