New Year’s Resolutions have never lasted too long for me, but that’s human nature in many ways, I think. I hope.
I try, I really do. I try to shriek less at the kids. I try to clean the bathroom more thoroughly. I try to cook more and rely less on processed food. I try to fit into those pants I bought as inspiration. I try to watch less TV and play more board games. I try to write more for myself. And then I hear a creaky voice in my head: Do. Or Do Not. There is No Try. And, lacking the motivation of Luke Skywalker, I allow – perhaps encourage – things fall to the side of Do Not.
Simplicity is the key to success in so many things. And this poster that adorns the half-wall next to the cashier’s counter at the Valley Road Dunkin’ Donuts breaks it down into More and Less. The trick is keeping the More and Less assignments where they belong. My best wish for all of us is good luck with that. Really good luck with that.