I don’t do resolutions. The moment I declare something out loud like, “I’m going to get in shape,” is the moment I turn to a package of Oreos and a bottle of wine, so I just don’t put myself through it. I don’t know if I believe in such a grand gesture. If you really want to change, or make a big difference, why wait until a significant date? Why not start today, now? Why does it have to be a big thing? Why not little things, whenever you can, as often as you’re able?
I do however, believe in Gandhi’s quote, “be the change you want to see in the world.” So, in my own way, on my own schedule, I do make an effort to improve myself and the world I live in. Volunteering on projects supporting our Veterans will always top my list, but things like, picking up trash, or reaching out to a friend can be just as meaningful and valuable. Do something good, without posting about it on social media. Do it quietly, just for you. I think sometimes we can forget how nice it feels doing the right thing, and celebrating privately.
So that’s my New Year message. Don’t feel obligated to make a big production of “resolving” anything, just try to do and be a little bit better than you did last year. See how it makes you feel, you might be surprised.
Have a safe and happy celebration, until 2018…