“Out with the old and in with the new.” Or does it have to be to add something new that you have to give something up? Not always… If it is worth continuing, it becomes a tradition. According to Merriam-Webster, tradition means “an inherited, established, or customary pattern of thought, action, or behavior (as a religious practice or a social custom).”
Our family decided to add new traditions this holiday season along with the established “Elf on the Shelf,” holiday baking, holiday movies, and more already on the annual holiday season to-do list. A new holiday tradition for my family is to give blood. My nephew, Carter, was diagnosed with cancer last December, and he continues to battle. As he wins his fight against Ewing Sarcoma, we decided to do something good with the life-changing challenge. We honor his fight and all those who fight for their lives each day by donating blood. This new holiday tradition started on Christmas Eve morn, and will hopefully continue each year. ~Sonya
With the end of a year and the start of another, we often times consider New Year’s resolutions. These resolutions can be small tasks like getting photos organized to lofty goals like losing 25 pounds. What’s the difference between a tradition and a resolution you may be wondering? According to Merriam-Webster, resolution means “the act of finding an answer or solution to a conflict, problem, etc.; the act of resolving something; an answer or solution to something.”
With that in mind – Why not consider a resolution and establish it as a tradition this year? Solve a problem – make it work and make it last.
Whether home or school or work or life – what will your new resolution-to-tradition be?
May you find success if whatever you do – now and the whole year thru!
2 thoughts on “Resolutions to Traditions”
What a great way to end the year, giving blood. Like your family, a blood disease hit my family when my father was diagnosed with a terminal blood disease. I’ve pretty much given since then when possible. Take care and Happy New Year.
Giving, Dr. Z., blesses your father forever. 🙂 Happy New Year to you too!