Happy New Year my friends!
It is January 1 of 2013. The world didn’t end; instead it is as crazy as ever. There are problems all over the earth like war, hunger, and economic failure. Recently it has become increasingly difficult to do ignore these issues because each of us has had to tighten our belts and change the way we see the world in order to continue surviving.
I want to suggest a New Year’s Resolution idea: GO GREEN AND THINK HEALTHIER by doing one small thing each week. I’m not suggesting you donate all your belongings to the needy, start taking military showers at home, or sacrifice in a way that is extreme in your mind. I am asking you to do one small thing each week of 2013 to help yourself and help your community be healthier and greener. It is about saving money and bringing community together. It is about helping the world and helping yourself be healthier, happier, and a part of a socially good initiative which might just change your life.
It changed mine – it made it better.
I am not perfectly “green” in everything I do. But I try. For example, I donate approximately 100 pounds of food every year to my local food pantry from organic vegetables that I grew in my gardens. Maybe growing a garden would work for you – I learned that a garden is FAR MORE than just a garden to my community. I also regularly teach $10 or less cooking tips on my website so that more people can understand how to feed themselves for less. Maybe you want to try to give up paper towels to help reduce your consumption or volunteer more at your children’s school to help build community. Whatever it is you would like to try, get started today (and leave a note below – I’d like to hear what it is you want to do – maybe I can help you accomplish it somehow).
When I began trying to make a difference for others something magical happened in my own life. I discovered my passion, my happiness, and that life is worth living. I feel good because I am doing something socially good when I can. Again, I am not perfect, but perfection is not the goal; trying is. I believe in you and I know you can do this. Make it your New Year’s Resolution for 2013 to make a difference in and for your community – try something simple and new each week and be surprised at the change you make happen for the better.