It was an early January day in Hollywood, and I was waiting in line to enter the Melrose flea market. A guy in a vintage suit and Fedora approached me with an offer I couldn’t refuse…
“Do you have any new year’s resolutions this year? Any old resolutions you’d like to let go of? We’ve got a special deal going on right now — trade in any old resolution for a new one. No money down, nothing to lose…”
He handed me a marker and paper. I paused and reflected to myself…
hmmm…what’s a good resolution I’m still working on?
Stop mistrusting my destiny!
I wrote it out in all caps and handed it too him.
“That’s a good one!” He responded with a smile.
His partner nodded in agreement, searching for a new one to give me…
“Does this sound like you?”
He handed me a stiff white sheet printed with the words, Stop procrastinating. I’ll do it another day. -JB
“Yeah, that’s a good one!” I agreed.
Mission accomplished, we all shook hands with a smile and wished each other a happy new year….