New Love I like being able to write about new year’s resolutions twice in a month!
Love is a wondrous thing. Everybody loves love.
That’s a truism. An absolute. Right?
I’m not saying everybody loves the mushy or romantic or newlywed kind. It’s kind of hard to keep the attention of a nine year old boy when shopping for a wedding dress, for example. He wouldn’t mind chucking a bouquet at someone though (speaking from personal experience).
I’m not even saying everyone loves things that are good and pure, like hummingbirds and waterfalls.
I don’t know how long I’m going to be writing in context of the new year. I’m sorry, it just fascinates me, how a 24 hour period can have such a profound impact on people.
People really do make changes. That’s love.
I mean you have to really love something to be willing to change.
I know that most people I know think that most people they know, or know of, don’t keep the “new love” of the new year. They don’t think they really make those changes. I think it’s absolutely astounding that any do! If the percentage is that 9% keep their resolutions, I think that’s incredible. I mean that’s 900% more than nothing. Sort of. I never really loved math. You get it though, right?
Actually, the lack of love of Math is definitely in the past. I love Math now. In fact for years, I’ve loved Math. And as an English, Speech, Drama, Creative Writing, Journalism, Special Education, Physical Education, Voice and Karate teacher, I’ve fiercely defended it even.
Just like Math, love begets love (oh no, I’m sensing my Ma reaching for the minimize button on her computer screen). I’ll explain.
Actually, I just found a picture.
Look at all the connections, the segments that lead one love to the next.
It looks like it’s multiplying. In fact one love is causing other love to move out in other quadrants even.
I realize no matter what I say you’re not going to love Math. That would be the ultimate New Year’s resolution for some. For any, really. Because if you have to resolve to love Math, that would imply that you had a sort of void for the love of Math =
A null set, if you will. The problem with Math (problems) is that it takes work – lots of work, even if you’re naturally gifted.
Due to Nature and Nurture, many have immense difficulties grasping concepts of love, I mean of Math. You can’t be stagnant with Math. You grow and go forward, or you fall off the track.
It’s nice if you can find a really great tutor to help you balance the equation.
What if they had a Kumon for love?
That’d be awesome, cause everyone succeeds at Kumon (I’m seriously thinking about doing it).
Well, you have to show up and apply yourself, Silly.
A Kumon center for Love probably isn’t going to work out. That’s silly. We know there is no formula. No way I, or anybody else could teach someone to love, right?
Let me give you something about love that might be new: If you don’t have to show up and apply yourself, it probably isn’t love.
You have to make changes every year, every day. No, you can’t change the thing you love, Silly – that would be like trying to change Math, itself! You have to make changes for you. The heart knows this, it’s just really down deep in there; and hard to remember the formula that works it out.
Hey! Maybe love is a changed behavior, and there really is a formula… That could be the new Resolution!
Here’s to New Love for a New Year!