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Resolution

Like other years I have already failed my resolution.
My resolve to not have a resolution has desolved.
I spent an evening with wonderful friends.
Being with them inspires me to be a better man!

This year I will laugh more
It will do nothing to fill my wallet
But my heart will be filled
On that note, I will work less

Hugs Glorious hugs
I want lots more of those
I want to hug the ones I love
I want to hug those that need to be loved
Then we will both no what love feels like

I will listen
Those around me have something to say
If I listen hard enough I may hear the voice of God
When the time comes to speak I will not stay in the shadows.
Sometimes I need to speak up.
My voice does not need to be loud.
Others joining in will give me strength.
At times we all need a nudge to action.
My time to act is now.


I will allow myself to cry
My tears have power to heal my breaking heart
If only I allow them to flow
Some things are not meant to stay inside.
Tears are the gateway to intimacy. 
I will allow myself to be vulnerable.
I will combine my tears with hugs
What a powerful combination.

I will smile
A smile is the key that opens many doors
Smiles often bring me back to resolution one
I will laugh
Please laugh, hug, listen, cry, speak and smile along with me.
Would not all of these actions make 2013 the most amazing year.
God Bless each and every one of my friends here at the soup.

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  1. Date: 1/3/2013 6:28:00 AM

    The new year will surely be a blessing to you Richard. The ability to cultivate and appreciate the intangible is a blessing to be treasured. You inspire me! :)

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 1/3/2013 6:58:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    What a nice thing to say! Thank you Elizabeth.
  1. Date: 1/2/2013 8:50:00 AM

    I looove this Richard! I really like the part about your voice not necessarily being loud, it emphasises the goodness of having friends who build us around and who can fight with us our battles. Smiling is a good thing. ps, I had resolved to write happy poems and now I'm having major writer's block, is two days too soon to break my resolution? lol. I hope you have a good year and please continue to write such awesome poetry. Always, Vicky.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 1/2/2013 3:28:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    ah thanks Vicky, I like the way you write. Your messages from my perspective are enlightning and are therefore positive. Thanks for making my day
  1. Date: 1/2/2013 7:18:00 AM

    This was lovely and inspiring. I loved the culmination...a call to truly live! Thanks for sharing! May God bless you in this new year with all that your heart desires according to His will for your life! :)

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 1/2/2013 3:28:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Eileen.
  1. Date: 1/2/2013 7:12:00 AM

    - Looking forward to many pleasant poems and comments from you in 2013, Richard. - HAPPY NEW YEAR ! - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 1/2/2013 3:29:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks, Anne, I appreciate your words of encouragment.
  1. Date: 1/2/2013 2:47:00 AM

    The Question Man in action for a very Happy New Year 2013 for all of us! Be sure we'll all stay by you, in this new circle of community life that you are (re)creating: smile - laugh... - smile! Best resolution ever, Rick! I bet you took these words from many other readers' mouth too; God bless you and your family! Lots of hugs and anything else you need for a wonderful life!

  1. Date: 1/1/2013 7:41:00 PM

    Yes, wonderful poem. God Bless you Richard. Have a very happy new year with lots of hugs, smiles, and loving friends.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 1/2/2013 6:27:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Jon, good wishes to you as well.
  1. Date: 1/1/2013 5:04:00 PM

    Wonderful poem Richard! God bless you too my friend :D, by the way there is a Chinese philosophy if there is more laugh in your life it will bring more money in your wallet, happy life brings good economic to you and your family, so be ready for the big cash :D - hug, yanny

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 1/1/2013 7:16:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Yanny, would be okay with that lol! Thanks for making me smile.
  1. Date: 1/1/2013 4:58:00 PM

    These resolutions will keep you young and rejuvenated. I will join you in your resolutions Richard. Hope you had a lovely New Year. Hugs and luv, Gail

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 1/1/2013 7:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks, I appreciate the company.
  1. Date: 1/1/2013 2:37:00 PM

    hope you stick to your resolutions and have a wonderful new year!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 1/1/2013 7:21:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I will do my best!
  1. Date: 1/1/2013 2:13:00 PM

    lovely touching write, Richard. Happy New Year to you – sorry I’ve been away from Soup for so long (my wife recently left me for someone else). Congrats on all your wins, my friend : )

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 1/1/2013 7:21:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Jack.
  1. Date: 1/1/2013 1:12:00 PM

    Richard; I'm glad that you made it to the new Year. This is a wonderful write. We are here for eachother. Sometimes we will laugh and sometimes we will cry, I hope more laugh than cry. Many blessings. Lucilla

  1. Date: 1/1/2013 11:03:00 AM

    I will help you, Richard. Does that make you laugh already? Lol. Just kidding. Good resolution! But I would not call it resolution -it's more like a determination- to be the best that you can be. So there -be all. Love ya, Toquyen

  1. Date: 1/1/2013 9:33:00 AM

    yes it would Richard with your encouragement and the help you'll be getting from us surely we can make some changes,thank you bro,great write,with a start like this I see great things happening 2013

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 1/1/2013 9:39:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Richard.
  1. Date: 1/1/2013 9:25:00 AM

    "God Bless each and every one of my friends here at the soup." I second, third, and fourth the motion, my good friend Rick! Cheers from the east!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 1/1/2013 9:30:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Jack.