Have you thought about making any resolutions for the new year? Way back on January 1, 1943, Woody Guthrie wrote a list of New Year's Day resolutions in his journal (he called them "rulin's").
I like the idea of making a list of rulin's. It demonstrates the importance of living with intention and commitment. Woody's list is a little long, but you have to admit everything on the list is pretty good for a man living on the road in 1943. The only rulin' I would have a hard time with much is #26.
NEW YEAR'S RULIN'S1. WORK MORE AND BETTER2. WORK BY A SCHEDULE3. WASH TEETH IF ANY4. SHAVE5. TAKE BATH6. EAT GOOD - FRUIT - VEGETABLES - MILK7. DRINK VERY SCANT IF ANY8. WRITE A SONG A DAY9. WEAR CLEAN CLOTHES - LOOK GOOD10. SHINE SHOES11. CHANGE SOCKS12. CHANGE BED CLOTHES OFTEN13. READ LOTS GOOD BOOKS14. LISTEN TO RADIO A LOT15. LEARN PEOPLE BETTER16. KEEP RANCHO CLEAN17. DON’T GET LONESOME18. STAY GLAD19. KEEP HOPING MACHINE RUNNING20. DREAM GOOD21. BANK ALL EXTRA MONEY22. SAVE DOUGH23. HAVE COMPANY BUT DON’T WASTE TIME24. SEND MARY AND KIDS MONEY25. PLAY AND SING GOOD26. DANCE BETTER27. HELP WIN WAR - BEAT FASCISM28. LOVE MAMA29. LOVE PAPA30. LOVE PETE31. LOVE EVERYBODY32. MAKE UP YOUR MIND33. WAKE UP AND FIGHT