New Year’s Resolutions: Timeliness

One of mine is apparently to ignore timeliness.

Still, here they are, mantras I’m repeating to myself, or orders I’m giving myself, in all their lovely glory:

  • shut up & smile
  • repeat my version of serenity prayer: changeable things / things i can’t change / leave it be
  • it’s not about you
  • breathe out, smiling

So what kinds of things do you say to yourself to keep from banging your head against the wall?

Helen Boyd

is the author of My Husband Betty and She's Not the Man I Married.


  1. I do bang my head on the wall, and our hallway has the indentations to prove it.
    I try and not over react to negative stuff, and as the president of LITMA I get a lot of negative stuff, I love your ” shut up and smile ” Helen, I need to do more of that.

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