Welcome to the time of year when people swear specifics on how they are going to change.
The problem is that the failure rate for resolutions is HIGH!! Instead of making specifics, why not make them more general? Vow to be a better person. Help people. Simply doing that, I feel will go a long way to getting me to those specifics that I am looking for. For me, it is to simply be a good person. Give when and what I can, when I can. And be grateful that I can do so.
Thank you 2013 for the crazy ride.
While I bid you adieu, I would like to ask you for a favor. I know that you are close friends with 2014. Heck, for all I know you may even be BFFs. I don’t even know if you feel comfortable doing this, but here goes:
Can you please ask 2014 to be better? Not for me, but for my friends and for the many, many people that are struggling, although, to be honest, I wouldn’t mind the extra help.
Friends that have had a rough year of first not being able to find a job, but then landing what could’ve been a great gig, only to have it turn out to be less than ideal, and people that have seen all that they have worked for disappear through hospital bills or tragedy.
It’s not that you were a bad year ’13, can I call you that? I feel like you and I connected in a very moving way. It’s just that there are a lot of good people out there that just need a break. Take for instance, my BFFs Sarah and Tom. To me they are amazing people. Objectively speaking, they are well above average in creativity, intelligence, hard working, and thoughtfulness than many.
Sarah is motivating and motivated. She is funny and contemplative. Her big heart is only matched by her incredible thirst for knowledge. She is a smart cookie that people only smell that she’s baking. But some people think “Is that too much to be in a cookie? I like the simple ones best.”
Tom is brilliant. He’s a funny people person that looks at things from a different angle. He’s analytic and creative. Much like Sarah, he too has too many ingredients for people to appreciate and I worry that all that incredible potential wouldn’t be utilized to it’s fullest.
And there lies the problem. Can you ask 2014 to wave its magic wand over the world to get people to open their eyes that simple isn’t enough anymore.
Much like the nursery, it seems as though people want to get information from them only to leave and find a cheaper way to put that new found info to work. Speaking of the nursery, can you please get people to show some sort of loyalty? Other gardening companies refer their customer to come to us for problems they can’t solve but we can! Yet, for all the amazing knowledge that is in the minds of the nursery people, customers simply walk away with thank you, if we are lucky. It is bothersome to watch this happen. To see what it does to the morale of great people. It’s like watching people drain a lake of fish. Keep going back and taking and soon there will be nothing to take. I recommend if you buy your plant at the orange box, get your information from there too. If they can’t help you, maybe they shouldn’t sell it.
It’s been heartbreaking to hear of the natural disasters that have taken their toll on the human race, so can you please ask for a little less of that too? I know we are causing global warming and it’s just a side effect of our own making, but I am certain more people will get involved with making more environmentally conscious choices in the new year.
I know I am asking for the impossible, but if you could just at least ask 2014 to be… easier, shall we say? Not “better” but easier.
Thank you for every thing ’13! I will miss you, but remember you with such fondness. You have brought some amazing people into my life and that is the best part. Be well, my friend!