Do you make New Year’s Resolutions? Honestly, most years I don’t. There have been a few that I have, and I always like the idea of making changes or new commitments with the new year. Most of the time though I feel like a) I’m already doing all the things I really want or think I really need to be doing or b) I’m already over-committed and if I add one more thing I’ll never stick with it. Sound familiar?
Well, this year I decided I’d make one resolution. My plan is to wake up each morning and ask myself: Who can I help today? I’m hoping that by making it a daily goal, it will eventually become intrinsic. I like helping people. I try to help when I can, but I can’t say that I typically seek out opportunities.
Given my day job as a pediatric speech therapist, I could often cop out and say, “Look at all the kids I helped today! I’m done.” But I’d really like to take it a step farther than just doing my job. I’d like to find new ways and different people to encourage, assist, promote, pull out of a ditch, send a card, or whatever. I’d also like to involve my son so that he will learn the importance of putting others first.
That’s my resolution. I’m sure there will be some days that are easy, and some days that I’ll fail, but I’m hoping that by intentionally focusing on helping someone else every day, I’ll also see some changes in myself.
I hope that 2014 is amazing for each and every one of you!
If you make New Year’s resolutions, I’d love for you to share them in the comments! If you don’t make resolutions, why not?