Wednesday, December 31, 2014

New Life Resolutions

Eat better, exercise more, give up caffeine. All great New Year's Resolutions that look good on paper and will undoubtedly be broken by March.

I found one area that I wanted to improve upon and made a resolution to be a better person, regardless of the time of year. This past year I started in November, about 2 weeks before Thanksgiving.

I will stop judging people.

Everyone has a story, a reason for doing what they're doing. That jerk that just cut me off in traffic may be rushing home because his kid is sick and his wife is at her limit. He may be just a jerk, but I can't know that for sure so I'll give him the benefit of the doubt. Getting upset about it doesn't change anything aside from making my day more negative. I don't need that.

I've been affected by others' judgements to the point where I sometimes don't recognize myself. I don't want to do that to anyone else.

See the good in people. See what may be good in those who are far away, like that jerk in traffic who cut you off. Find the silver lining.