Something that I noticed happening has been people posting ugly comments on social media pages. If there is a personal experience with a product and you can explain what the problem is, then post what the problem is, not just that a product is awful. If a person posts something that we do not agree with, move on, or post a different idea from a different perspective.  

If there is something posted that is disagreeable, I plan on using my fingers to go to a different page and not add an ugly comment. What is the adage? If you cannot say something nice, say nothing at all. This saying can be rewritten to "If you cannot type something nice than type nothing at all.”

Recently some of my "friends" went off of the deep end with comments about certain subjects that went against my thoughts and beliefs. My time is more valuable than to argue by typing responses. It was much easier for me not to see their posts and move on to subjects I enjoy or entertaining debates. There are fun discussions like; the best way to go across the country, ways to organize, or hobbies. The world's problems discussions are for sitting across from each other with a glass of tea or coffee and having a conversation.

When I hear a comment or see something that is written that looks derogatory, I am going to assume good intentions and respond positively or move on without responding with negative feedback or typing out a negative comment.

Driving is also going to be included in staying calm and not let others ruin a good day. The irritation that I will be working on is people cutting in line. Most people know it takes a truck a bit to get moving, but what they forget is it also takes a while to get them to stop. From my high vantage point, I can see drivers look at the truck and then position themselves to cut in front of me as soon as traffic starts to move.  In 2020, I am going to smile and be very thankful that I am not in such a big rush that I have to cut in line to go somewhere I probably don't want to go.  

2020 is a year to stay calm, relax, assume good intentions, and respond likewise.

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Linda Caffee

Bob and Linda started their driver careers after their children left home for college in 2000. Bob started as a driver for a large motor carrier with Linda as a rider. They decided to enter the Expedite industry as team drivers in 2005 and purchased their first Freightliner. Both, Bob and Linda have had their Class A licenses since the early 80's starting out driving in the oil field and hauling grain as fill in drivers where Bob worked as a diesel mechanic. Linda worked at the local country courthouse in data processing.

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