Desiderata - Words for Life by Max Ehrmann - Famous poems, famous poets. - All Poetry. Okay, you want New Year's Resolutions? Here are some that are worth pursuing. Don't resolve to do them. Just pursue them as goals. Execupundit reminded me of this poem by Ehrmann today, and it hit home. Check the link for the whole poem.
and remember what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible without surrender
be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly;
and listen to others,
even the dull and the ignorant;
they too have their story."