I recently ate at Chipotle and got a smile when I read their napkin: "This napkin is made from 100% recycled content. It could have been a losing lottery ticket or a frustrating furniture assembly manual in its past life...forgive and forget."
As you use the start of the new year as a time for reflection, think about what you have been in your past life that you would like to forgive and forget. Were you an overly aggressive co-worker? An absent friend? An angry partner? An over-spender or over-eater? Part of the silent majority?
Forgive and forget. Let yourself off the hook and then resolve to do better in the new year. If Chipotle's napkin can have a new start, you can recycle yourself too.