Resolution12: Make a Change
A really simple but awesome idea to help others came to my attention recently for making a positive change this holiday season. It's called Resolution 12 -- for the upcoming year, and is an organization that challenges people and organizations to make a difference by committing to causes and issues that are close to their hearts.
The Reverend Charles L. Howard, chaplain at the University of Pennsylvania, came up with the inward focusing approach to resolutions a couple of years ago. He and some friends tied it into our annual interest in making New Year's Resolutions for self-improvement, which are all well-intentioned. There's no reason not to make them, but they ask that in addition to that, we all make a resolution to help those around us in some way.
It could be a big thing like volunteering once a month at a soup kitchen or small, like holding doors for people in your office building. The scope of it isn't the priority: it's just doing something extra in 2012 to make the world a better place. Simple but awesome.
To find out more information, visit the Resolution12 site.