Y’all enrich my life. You really do, thank you. I learn so much, am inspired so often. I simply cannot thank you enough for your online interaction.
However, I’ve been looking over your resolutions and I realize few of them will impact me personally and as a person, I am affronted. If you truly aspire to make the world a better place
for me, I’ve got some suggestions:
Do your art. Write, paint, build, draw, sew, knit, restore, collage, garden, cook, bake, write songs, take pictures, create whatever pleases you — and SHARE.
Drive as if there are valuable humans in every other vehicle on the road.
Know your own reason before making an argument.
Don’t be a person with a two-and-a-half minute outgoing voicemail message.
Listen to your conscience and keep it clean.
Put the cart back in the corral.
When you meet people who have songs about them, resist the urge to sing to them.
Instead of bandwagoning, research and formulate your own opinion.
While exercising, do not allow your grunting and groaning to exceed the volume of my headphones.
Be kind to yourself so that you’re well-practiced in kindness.
Give change, lend a pen, hold a door, remember age before beauty in the ladies’ line.
Do not assume the worst of people.
Know that walking past litter while loudly complaining about litterers is not the solution.
Honey. More honey. Still more honey. Then, if absolutely necessary, vinegar.
Trust your gut.
Do not include me in group texts.
If you’re already my kind of person, thank you for doing your part and please let me know how I can improve your world.*
If you’re not my kind of person, do try to be, it’s really for the good of all.
*Disclaimer: This joey no longer changes diapers or potty trains anything. This joey has weak hands and her own economic demands.