I’d like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a very Happy New Year. It’s that time of the year when people attempt to write new habits into their lifestyle. Some of those habits hold and some of them slip away. It’s not the end of the world if they do. The best thing to do if you fall off the horse is to get back on again. Be easy on yourself!
… which leads me to this year’s guide word – tolerance. Let see what the dictionary has to say about it.
noun: tolerance; plural noun: tolerances
1. the ability or willingness to tolerate the existence of opinions or behaviour that one dislikes or disagrees with.
Let’s see if we can find something else.
noun. 1. a fair, objective, and permissive attitude toward those whose opinions, beliefs, practices, racial or ethnic origins, etc., differ from one’s own; freedom from bigotry. 2. a fair, objective, and permissive attitude toward opinions, beliefs, and practices that differ from one’s own.
Imagine what could happen if people decided to put thoughts like those at the forefront of their minds. That’s the wonderful thing about the mind – we can decide what thoughts to place there.
What if we were to put tolerant ones in there for 2017 and see how that works out.