We’re halfway through the first month in 2023. I can’t believe it’s already the 19th, and I totally followed my usual pattern on that day. FORGET TO SAY HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY WIFE!

I get out of bed and start my day as usual. Last night, I reminded wifey to think about where she wants to go for her birthday. I was confident that I would remember in the morning and that I would finally be one step ahead of the game. Our baby (the youngest cat) vomited in the middle of the night. I am always awakened by the sound of a gurgling cat. So I yelled, “Dale threw up in the bathroom somewhere,” when Wifey woke up this morning.

Nope. Missed it. I missed the chance to have my birthday wish be the first thing she heard. Being the awesome person I am, I got up and went to the bathroom with her, picking up the mats and throwing them in the washer before getting ready for the day.

Nope. I failed to say Happy Birthday at every opportunity. She tells the boys to be good for me because it’s my day off as she leaves for work. When wifey comes to kiss me goodbye, I’m distracted by my phone. With a kiss, I say goodbye…

NOPE, I messed up again! I missed being the first to wish her a happy birthday yet again.

My resolution for 2023 was to genuinely become a better person. Failed after 19 days. How about you? What do you have planned for 2023?



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