This is time of year when those New Year’s Resolutions begin to fray around the edges…or just collapse into fluffy piles on the floor. This trend is helped along if you live in a part of the world where winter has moved in, hung pictures and invited friends over to play video games all night.
At our New Year’s party we wrote “New Years Kanji”, characters that should symbolize out goals for the next year or a reflection on the past year. My characters was actually the katakana spelling for “marathon”. I would like to complete a full marathon this year, but more than that, I want to be able sustain effort in the long term. This is a time of year when it’s easy to let the days slip by in a hot chocolate fueled haze.
This was my wife’s: “Ganbarou” (do your best). Always good advice.