1. a formal expression of opinion or intention made, usually after voting, by a formal organization, a legislature, a club, or other group. Compare concurrent resolution, joint resolution.
2. a resolve or determination: to make a firm resolution to do something.
3. the act of resolving or determining upon an action or course of action, method, procedure, etc.
4. the mental state or quality of being resolved or resolute; firmness of purpose.
5. the act or process of resolving or separating into constituent or elementary parts.
6. the resulting state.
7. Optics. the act, process, or capability of distinguishing between two separate but adjacent objects or sources of light or between two nearly equal wavelengths. Compare resolving power.
8. a solution, accommodation, or settling of a problem, controversy, etc.
9. Music. a) the progression of a voice part or of the harmony as a whole from a dissonance to a consonance. b) the tone or chord to which a dissonance is resolved.
10. reduction to a simpler form; conversion.
11. Medicine/Medical. the reduction or disappearance of a swelling or inflammation without suppuration.
12. the degree of sharpness of a computer-generated image as measured by the number of dots per linear inch in a hard-copy printout or the number of pixels across and down on a display screen.
Definition courtesy of dictionary.reference.com
With the New Year literally days away, I have been doing lots of thinking about this little word. It is amazing how it can really shape ones life. We set New Years resolutions, that tend to be broken with in a month. We seek resolution to problems in our lives. We want the best resolution for our computers. I could go on and on about resolution, but I am sure you do not really want to hear that babble.
In all this thinking I have resolved to let the past go (again) and look to the future. Things are not as bad as you first think. I am resolving to think before reacting - oh how that had hurt me in the past. With these things in mind, I am gaining resolution to the last year. I am turning the page and closing that chapter in my life. It is what I had been seeking all along, but a few paragraphs kept holding me back. They were fuzzy and hard to read, some of the words were completely missing. But with looking forward, I was able to fill in those spots - granted they may not be written the way it was originally intended, but it is close enough that I can move on in this book of life.