Resolve to BE.
Resolutions so often become “To Do Lists” or “Wish Lists” and while a singular task may accomplish your “to do” list, who you are can make your world a better place. It’s 2015…resolve to Be, not just Do.
1) Resolve to BE a giver. Give of your time, your money (if you can), and of your gifts. We all have gifts we can share. Be the person who recognizes what they have to give and just BE that person.
2) Resolve to BE an advocate. Stand up for yourself. Stand up for your craft. Stand up for your beliefs. Stand up for the people who cannot speak for themselves.
3) Resolve to BE a BETTER advocate. There is no point in being anything if you cannot be BETTER. Be more focused on what you want to say. Be more present when the conversation is about what you care about. Be more respectful of others opinions. Be more concerned with advocating your beliefs and your cause than promoting yourself.
4) Resolve to BE happy. Ain’t nobody gonna put your happiness at the top of their list if you don’t put it at the top of yours.
We can all draft a list of resolutions we hope to accomplish, or wish to come true, but after 365 days go by you are left with a list that may or may not have all the boxes ticked and maybe a sense of accomplishment. Maybe. But, if you resolve to be a giver, an advocate, and to be happy you are giving the world a better you and making the world a better place.
…might I also suggest resolving to BE the person who pays their parking tickets. The cities of Boston and Portland would, in turn, resolve to BE more welcoming. (this last bit may, or may not apply to the public at large)
HAH!!! I love that last part. I would only change one thing about this GREAT advice . . . BE ‘content’. You don’t have to be happy to be at peace with yourself and everyone around you. I love you and can’t WAIT to see you again one of these days!!!
Ahhh, yes… Contentment!! So overlooked and underrated and such a key to happiness! XOXOXO from Maine, Rebecca!!