My New Years Resolution
So I decided to make a New Years Resolution- one that had nothing to do with a scale. I decided that I wanted to start thinking and acting in a way that was more uplifting to EVERY SINGLE PERSON I met. And boy, let me tell you, I am so glad I did.
First I started changing the way I thought about others. I was really bad at judging people negatively. Anywhere from “ugh, why would she wear that to this event” to giving someone a dirty look for acting loud and having fun.
I guess just one day it clicked. I had been judging people, for who knows what reason, and it somehow made me feel superior in some way. I realize how sad this is, and I’m embarrassed, even though they were mostly just thoughts.
Anyways, now when I see a group of girls laughing loudly and having fun, I smile and think “wow they’re so full of life and are having a great time”. I no longer judge the mom parenting in her own style, who is just trying to make it through the day. I truly try to treat everyone with the same positive attitude.
I expected to feel better, but I don’t think I realized how much better I would feel about the people around me. I’ve made awesome connections with people I would have never had the chance to before. And it was definitely hard. I had to train myself to start thinking in a different way, and at first it felt so forced.
I guess, the reason I wrote this all down was because I had been thinking about wanting to make this change for awhile, but didn’t for a long time. This seemed like a very small change, but has made a huge difference in who I am. Weirdly enough, I’m much less introverted and I actually enjoy talking to people now. Even if this just reaches one person, who is where I was, then this will be worth it.
We’ve only got one life to live.