For 30 years I’ve made resolutions to lose weight, exercise more and spend more time in prayer. I think its about time for something new.
Instead of starting the year by focusing on the stuff I don’t like about me, its time to focus on others. I’ve been a volunteer/community service junky since St. Peter’s Hospital gave me a candy striper uniform when I was in the 8th grade. I got hooked on the warm-fuzzy feelings I got greeting hospital visitors and filling up patient water pitchers.
Over the years, I’ve continued to do my part… joining a public service sorority at Penn State (gotta love that Delta Sigma Theta), working in my church and volunteering for various charities… There have been charity events large and small. Fundraising phone calls and board meetings have filled my calendar. Serving takes the focus off of the negative because making a difference just feels sooooooo positive.
Sure I’ll still try to eat right, exercise a little more and spend more time communing with God, but my only true resolution this year is to find a way, every single day to leave a positive footprint. My desired goal… a whole year of warm-fuzzy feelings.