Make a New Year’s Resolution that will make a difference

Posted by on December 05, 2010

Resolution11: Make a New Year’s Resolution that will make a difference in the lives of others!

What might our communities look like if instead of the self-focused resolutions we usually make, we made resolutions that were about serving and caring for others?  And what if we challenged those around us to make similar resolutions?  Resolution11 is a at its core a public challenge to individuals and groups to make commitments to causes and issues that are close to their hearts. One might make a resolution to volunteer at a homeless shelter once a month because homelessness and poverty are important issues to them. Another person might decide to become a Big Brother or Big Sister because they can remember a mentor that invested in their life years ago. Still another may resolve to participate in a local run to raise funds for cancer research because they have lost a loved one. Someone who’s been thinking about it might resolve that this is the year they will begin the adoption process and change the trajectory of a child’s life.
Not everyone has the time or the resources to physically go out and serve, and so a resolution might be to pray or mediate daily for earthquake victims in Haiti or for children orphaned because of AIDS. Or one might resolve to donate 1% of their monthly salary to an international or local service organization.

The possibilities are endless, but don’t get lost in them–let’s do something. Your investment of time, thought, resource and love can bring about real change in the world. You have the power to change one life even now. Let’s resolve to do so this next year.

Please consider making and sharing your New Year’s resolution on the Resolution11 website or on our Facebook Page at


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