Do you remember when you were in elementary school, and you had to ask the teacher for permission to leave the classroom, by obtaining a hall pass? It was the weirdest thing ever to me, but I understood why it was necessary. The hall pass temporarily authorized you to be outside of the classroom while it was in session, which otherwise would not have been permitted. There are a lot of people I can think of, who’ve given out way too many hall passes, myself included. Your co-worker gets a pass. Your friend gets a pass. Your sister gets a pass. Your brother gets a pass. Let’s not forget your boyfriend/girlfriend gets a pass too, and by the time you’re done granting wishes, yours will no longer be respected. People will use you and take advantage of you, if you allow them too. However, in order to keep them from overstepping their boundaries, you’ve got to create some. The rules you establish are set in place for a reason; to protect you! You can’t continue to give people a pass, because after awhile, they won’t feel they need it.
Until next time my NOTE takers!