You have been blessed to see another year. Many have not; moment of silence for those who did not make it [prayerful nod]. Now, let us get straight down to business. Apparently, it is time to resolve or resolute what you plan to do bigger or better in 2016. Is it not? Focus on your finances, shine a light on your health or lack thereof [raised eyebrow] or to simply work on the betterment of your relationships with friends; with family. Tisk tisk! Everyone has a list of things that they chose to tackle as one year ends and another one begins. It is cute, at best. We have been trained to participate in this trivial rite of passage into a new year. Well, let me tell you something. Lean in [raise eyebrow]. There is way more to becoming a better you than you spewing some rhetoric about changes that you have been saying you were going to make since [well] whenever. What I am saying here is that you cannot simply talk about your changes in preparation for a new year you have to implement these changes about you or your life throughout the year. You did not just discover that you have these demerits on your life [side eye]. Soooooooo ummmmmm errrrrrrr it should not be this unexpected epiphany that you have on December 31st that requires an proclamation to the masses on January 1st. Are you listening? Do you [really] hear me? Crickets. Crickets. Crickets. Oh okay, nobody hears me [lip curl]. On that note, in 2016 simply govern yourself accordingly and carry on [teeth suck].
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