Ink Out Loud: Resolution to remember
Baby New Year represents rebirth and an opportunity to start fresh.
This year my resolution is simply — to remember.
I’ll remember the names of companies that poison food, sell defective vehicles and other items without any regard for the victims of their greed. I’ll remember not to do business with those companies.
I’ll remember to listen more than I speak.
I’ll remember to treat others with grace, kindness, respect and empathy, as that’s been done for me more times than I can count and many times when I probably wasn’t deserving.
I’ll remember hard lessons learned from those who have treated me poorly, too. I’ll embrace the lessons and forgive the teachers.
I’ll remember that before I was a parent, I was a child who sometimes acted with reckless disregard.
I’ll remember my grandmother’s crooked smile and appreciate that beauty comes from deep inside and not with superficial physical attributes. I loved her smile, just as my granddaughter loves mine.
I will remember to not engage in gossip. I will either speak out against it or walk away from it.
I’ll remember that laughter will inevitably be interrupted by despair. I will remember the joy that brought laughter as much as the sorrow that accompanies despair.
I’ll remember the people who lift me up more than the people who bring me down. I’ll remember to lift the spirits of others, too.
“Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, whispering ‘it will be happier’…” ― Alfred Tennyson
Mandy Feder is the Managing Editor of the Tahoe Daily Tribune. She can be reached at 530-542-8006 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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