Resolutions? Plus GRAND Social No. 85 link party for grandparents

It's the last Monday of 2013. Hooray!

I always tell myself — and others — that I'm not much for making New Year's resolutions. That's a lie, though, I recently realized. I do find myself on the brink of each new year going over in my head and heart the changes I want to make for the bright and shiny months ahead. The last week or so, I've mulled over more than a few changes I hope to put in place, new directions I plan to take.

If you're like me and are considering ways to improve yourself and your life in 2014 — whether you call those considerations resolutions or not — you might find the following video interesting. I did. And because of it, I've decided that going forward I will call my ideas for betterment resolutions, and I will make them for New Year's... in hopes of being successful at keeping them.

Do you typically make New Year's resolutions, or even just plans for minor (or major) tweaks to this or that for the new year?

One of my resolutions for 2014: Continue the GRAND Social! I think it's going quite well, thanks to the participation of grand folks like you. I'm delighted you've joined me for the final GRAND Social for 2013, GRAND Social No. 85.

Cheers to resolutions and cheers to our ultimate grandparent link party!

link party

How it works:

  • All grandparent bloggers are invited to add a link. You don't have to blog about grandparenting, just be a grandparent who blogs.
  • To link up a post, copy the direct URL to the specific post — new or old — that you want to share, not the link to your blog's home page. Then click the blue button below marked "Add your link" and follow the directions.
  • You can add up to three posts, but no duplicates, contests, giveaways, or Etsy sites, please.
  • Adding a mention such as This post linked to the GRAND Social to your linked posts is appreciated. Or, you can post the GRAND Social button anywhere on your page using the following code:


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  • The GRAND Social linky accepts posts through Wednesday evening, so please come back to see those added after your first visit.

  • If you're not a blogger, you have the pleasure of being a reader. Those sharing a link would be honored to have you visit, read and, if so moved, leave a comment even if just "Hey, stopping by from the GRAND Social." Bloggers who link are encouraged to visit and comment on the links of other bloggers, as well.