January 1, 2018.
Driving home on Saturday night on the New Jersey Turnpike, with my wife driving, I was scrolling though headlines to get caught up on the news and to pass the time. (Or, to pass the time and get caught up on the news.) A headline about New Years resolutions caught my attention so I clicked through to see what was included in their top 10 list for 2018.
It was about what you would expect.
Spend more time with family and friends.
Get more organized.
What most caught my attention was not the resolutions on the list, but how individually focused they all were. They were all about me. But what about “us” I wondered. None of us live in a vacuum so why don’t any of our resolutions focus on what is needed to make us better whether you define us as family or community or country or world.
So here is my suggestion for 2018.
Pick one thing which you care about which, if changes were made, would make your family stronger, your community healthier, our country better, our world safer.
Then decide what one thing you can do to address that need or concern or hope.
And focus on that.
Write it down.
Tape it to your bathroom mirror.
Put it on your refrigerator.
Stick a post it note by your front door.
Put it someplace where you will see it each day.
And, then see what happens.