When I worked as an agent of the court, I often would hear the term, "Throw yourself on the mercy of the court." Most often, this would be the approach of someone who knew they were guilty of the crime and was looking at the maximum sentence. They didn't have any defense for their actions and they knew they were guilty. Their hope was the court would see some value in their situation and would be merciful, resulting in a reduced sentence of time or expense. The new year gives us a chance for a restart in the way we think and act. Why not start the new year Mercy-full?
Napoleon Bonaparte (August 15, 1769 – May 5, 1821) was a French commander and emperor during the Revolutionar