It's a wrap
At one second past midnight on December 31 we start celebrating the New Year. Monday turns into Tuesday with one tick of the clock. If we are partying most of us will think, ‘Wow, it’s 2019.’ But why is the last minute of the old year the cause for so much jubilation? Is it because we have survived yet another year? Is it because we think that 2019 could be a fresh start? Or is it because we’re social animals and just love a party?
Making New Year resolutions is great at the time because one feels positively in charge of one’s aspirations. And even if they fly out the window the next day, there’s always the memory of trying.
According to American professor David Ropeik, New Year resolutions commonly include things like treating other people better, making new friends, and paying off debts. This has been documented throughout history. The Babylonians returned borrowed objects, and the Scots have been first footing wishing neighbours the best since time immemorial. Treating people well is a good way to ensure you’re treated well.
Hence, I’m intending to keep my resolution of inviting neighbours or friends for a cuppa or a wine at least once a week and serve them a little something special. It won’t be oysters but delicious wraps are always winners. Enjoy!
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