Tuesday, January 1, 2013

A New Year, A New Goal

My dear readers,

It is New Year's Day! I feel like I should be writing some heartfelt retrospective post about the ups and downs of 2012; however, I rarely do what I should. Instead, I want to wish you all a very Happy New Year! We rarely get time to celebrate in this life, so let's get excited for the upcoming year! Yes, we all have things that are difficult in our lives, but in reality, someone always has it worse. I challenge you all this year to make not only a resolution that benefits yourself, but to resolve to benefit those around you. Last night, I asked my mother if she was disappointed in how I turned out, since I have no career and didn't finish college. She told me that her goal for my brother and me wasn't that we have a career that she could brag about, but that we were good citizens, that we cared for others in our community, and that we were just good people. How often we forget that we are supposed to be good stewards of this earth. Therefore, this New Year I resolve to not only make myself a better person, but also to make my community better as well.

I hope that you all have a peaceful and prosperous New Year!