An old man walked up a shore littered with thousands of starfish, beached and dying after a storm. A young man was picking them up and flinging them back into the ocean. "Why do you bother?" the old man scofted. "You're not saving enough to make a difference." The young man picked up another starfish and sent it spinning back to the water. "Made a difference to that one," he said.
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Give a little more
Can you believe it? We are welcoming in a new year, 2013. It seems so crazy as this year has flown by. Maybe that is what happens, the older we get, the faster time flies.Today is the day everyone is making their new year’s resolutions and for most, they will fall off the bandwagon in the next month or so. Are your resolutions the same as last year? Lose more weight, spend less, save more? If so, have you thought about resolutions or for me, I like to set goals that have nothing to do with self. I challenge you to set goals that have to do with those around you, those lives that you can make an impact on over the coming year.
Have you thought about how much you are going to give to others this year whether financially or with time? Have you made a goal to spend more time with friends and family and less time on the computer or in front of the television? Have you thought about how you can make this world a better place, one small (or large) action at a time? If not, take a few minutes today to think about how you are going to make a difference in 2013. If you need some ideas, shoot me a message, post a comment or read some of my previous blogs. Let’s make 2013 a year of more giving!