I am going to end 2006 with one final thought. I am going to suggest that you make 2007 the beginning of a life of honesty. Donâ€™t be insulting, donâ€™t be argumentative, donâ€™t be in your face and donâ€™t be wishy washy; just be honest. Donâ€™t do things that will make you want to lie about them and donâ€™t fear saying it like it is with friends and family.
We are all together in this thing called life and we can make this world a better place one truth at a time.
You can also stop hurting people by contributing to their self harm. What do I mean by that? I mean you can stop lighting your â€œfriendsâ€ cigarettes. You can stop preparing grossly unhealthy meals for your overweight family members. If people want to harm themselves, so be it; but you should not help them hurt themselves. Donâ€™t fool yourself, you are not being a friend by buying the bacon for your husband who is fifty pounds over weight and you are not being a friend by picking up a carton of smokes for your wife while you are out. I have told many people that if I even gave them a match to light their cigarette they should worry about how I feel about them. And you know whatâ€¦I am a good friend to my fellow smokers. I canâ€™t stop my friends from harming themselves but I can go to bed each night knowing that I did not play a role in harming them.
You can also have a heart to heart with your buddy who may be involved in a bad relationship. Donâ€™t tell him or her that their relationship is bad, just tell them what specific things you notice that disturb you enough to worry. If my friends did this for me I would have saved two years of surreal lunacy!
Anyway, you can take my advice with a grain of salt or you can try to use it as inspiration. In my opinion having people who are willing to be honest and caring around you makes it easier for you to be the same. But it has to start somewhere, so why not with you?
Now you people go and have a peaceful new year. I have to run out and get a carton of Smokes for George W. Bush and a case of bacon for Dick Cheney! Thatâ€™s my New Years gift to the world! Think about it!