A New Year’s Resolution!
Would you like to join me in a new year’s resolution that won’t cost you a buck? Would you like a resolution that won’t ask you to lose weight or cease to enjoy a favorite treat or beverage? Would you like to engage in a resolution that will have an impact on others as much as yourself? How about a two-word resolution that’s easy to remember yet challenging on a day-to-day basis?
If your answers to the four questions above are yes, consider joining me. Are you ready?
2014 Resolution: Practice Altruism
What defines altruism? Simply, it’s having concern for the welfare of others. It’s thinking of others before we think of ourselves. It does go against the grain of our egotistically based society, one that has us consider one’s own self-interest before giving thought to our fellow man.
Someone once told me that it’s the little things in life that make a big difference. Opening a door for someone, carrying in the groceries, picking up after someone, reading a book to a child, listening without advising, shoveling your neighbors walk, are just some examples that come to mind,
Be resolute in providing something of value (like your time) to someone other than yourself. Here’s the character growth piece…engage in something of benefit to others without expecting anything in return! Now you’re practicing altruism and benevolence! Can you imagine a world where everyone gave of themselves to the benefit of others without the thought of receiving anything in return? I can! I also believe it starts one person at a time.
Care to join?