This is another annual tradition in these parts. I'm going to keep posting it, until more begin doing it. 100,00 wishes to you for a happy 2011.
I like you just the way you are.
However, if you are hell bent on making New Years resolutions, have the decency and courtesy to avoid those self esteem destroying, I'm gonna lose 25 pounds by swim suit season, types. I'm all for self improvement, but self delusion goes a long way. And keep 'em to yourself.
Allow me to recommend the hardest resolution you will ever encounter. It is mind numbingly easy if you simply change your entire world view. You will find if you utilize its simple principle, it will improve every aspect of your life. Did I mention its free?
With heartfelt thanks to my old boss, Hap Lignoul, and author Douglas Adams I call it NMP. NMP, as in Not My Problem.
Do you worry that your doofus high schooler forgot his homework, or scheduled 3 calendar conflicts? Don't stew about it, remember NMP. You're not paying the price, so do not give it another thought.
Is your neighbor off her diet? NMP
Did Karen order the office supplies? NMP
Do you suspect someone needs your unsolicited advice? Don't.
Not for the world, would I suggest you give up your kind, generous, thoughtful manner. What I am suggesting is, that if everyone tidied their own small piece of the world, and kept their nose out of everyone else's business, the world would be a much healthier and better place. Your stress level falls. Your blood pressure falls. You live a longer and healthier life. Your children learn the value of price paying, and responsibility, once they see you love them enough to let them fail, HARD. Focus on those things you are responsible for, and leave the rest.
Try it, I dare ya.
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