Hear me now, believe me later. I already have two New Years Resolutions:
1 - Write in this blog more often...I'll say 2-4 times a week is an innocent, though easily reachable goal.
2 - The more important one: To be more patient with people when they annoy me for reasons they have little to do with.
As I get older, I find myself more and more in the category that can be described as one who doesn't suffer fools gladly. In some respects, I admire folks like that - people who aren't willing to put up with idiots, or who are lazy or just aren't thinking clearly. The reason I admire those who don't encourage such people in their lives, is that I think there is good justification for it.
But that said, I don't think that represents the highest Me. I want to be better than that, especially when many of the people I am subjecting to this lack of patience are those who I most love and admire, though those two words don't both describe each person I'm specifically thinking of.
Besides, it's best I suffer fools more gladly, lest others suffer me less so for being the bigger fool by example.
And I wouldn't blame 'em a bit.
If I remember correctly, and I'll be looking it up in the next few days, one of my resolutions from last year was to try to leave work earlier, so now I am going to post this without further delay!