i am not usually the new years resolution type, although i like to think i have inner resolve, but what else can one do while stuck at an airport during a blizzard but contemplate opportunities for growth… and redemption from mistakes of the past? i think this is healthier than eating airport pizza.
but supposing i could single out one resolution, i would resolve to apologize with exponentially less frequency than i have in this incarnation… to not say “i’m sorry” so reflexively, even when stopping on the street to tie my shoes. this is not to imply that i am not sorry…. but i’d like to try to say “i’m sorry” only when i am absolutely guilty. but i am also resolving to live with less guilt and greater compassion. because guilt is dead weight while compassion is breathing and alive.