Saturday, May 4, 2013

Things Learned from Dear Abby

Here are a few things that have been learned from Dear Abby (I copied this from a letter that was written to the column, and added my two cents to some of them)

1. Don't blame your server for bad food. Always be polite and send compliments to the chef when applicable.   (after having waited tables myself, I learned this first hand.  Of course customers sometimes take their frustrations out on the waitstaff, but please folks - most of the time issues with your experience are not related to the server)

2. It's your wedding; you don't have to invite drama mama and long-gone dads unless you want to. And do not ignore Stepmom.

3. It's never too late to change bad habits. Today is a good time to begin making healthy new ones.  (this is always a work in progress!)

4. Kindness is always important. Do it randomly if you must, but do it often. Pennies are a gentle reminder of heaven.   (don't let yourself get caught up in the craziness of your every day life, and let those that annoy the piss out of you, take the joy and kindness out of your life!)

5. Being the other woman is a dead-end job. No matter what he says, the odds are he is never going to leave his wife.

6. Workplace romances are usually doomed. Don't risk it unless you want to find a new job.  (this was one that I always knew and never crossed that line - I've seen the consequences of work relationships by seeing what others went through and it's just not a good thing)

7. Counseling is a good thing. Don't suffer for years or in silence. Get some help today.  (and don't be ashamed to do it!  Of course you don't have to broadcast it to the world if you get help, but if you need help, by all means please get it!)

8. Reconcile and forgive estranged parents if you can. You don't have to be dysfunctional because they are.

9. Pursue that thing you dream of now. You're going to get older anyway. Which would you regret more, doing something or not doing it?

10. You deserve to be loved. Start with yourself, become the best that you can be and live until you die.  (this is a hard one for me - and no, I don't want to elaborate on this right now.  Another blog for another day)

P.S. I just thought of one more: Send thank-you notes, and no, it's never too late to do it.

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