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 a time of 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.

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