When I drive to my parent's house, I pass by an artificial waterfall. It sounds beautiful; I love the sound so much that I will open my window in the dead of winter just to hear it. And when spring begins and the birds start making noise, I keep my home's windows open (and my car windows down) so I can hear them. When I worked in town, I used to sit on the side of the subway train a view of the skyline (espeically when I was commuting at night).
And that's my resolution this year--to notice and savor every beautiful thing that I encounter.
Yeah, I know. You all were probably expecting me to promise I'd save a truckload of money or I'd commit to a new diet and exersize regimen or I'd somehow do something constructive and responsible.
Bah. Not that these things aren't good and laudable, and I always give such things the old college try. But I find that I'm much happier in general when I notice the good things around me. The small things. The smell of freshly cut grass or the sound of frogs in the pond in the park where I walk. The quiet of the very early morning and the stars (when I can see them--even the burbs have enough light pollution to blot a lot of them out).
So that's mine. As well as "perfect the ma po tofu recipe I found because OH MY GOD MA PO TOFU IS DELICIOUS."