Originally Posted by myrosiedog;2143984;Instead of New Year's resolutions, the last few years, we have written down things about the year that we wanted to forget or have gone in the new year or just regrets, etc. Then we light a fire on New Year's Eve and toss those things in the fire and burn away the "old bad stuff" and start the New Year fresh. Or at least try too. It's been kind of a cool thing to do to let go of the past that way.They both sound like very good ideas.Originally Posted by nilesgirl;2144106;That's a pretty cool idea. We don't have a fireplace but I can bring the pieces of paper outside in the courtyard and light them with a lighter and just watch them burn away. Another cool thing to do if you want to spend a little more money would be to get some balloons (say a dozen or 1/2 dozen). Write the things down on little sqaures of paper. Put tiny holes in the tops of the papers and string them onto the balloons and tie it off. Then you go outside, stand in a clearing (where there are no trees) and let them go.