Wow. Amazing that at the time of writing this post, there are less than 12 hours remaining in 2010. In fact, next year officially marks the start of the new decade so we have 12 hours remaining in the first decade of the new millennium. Crazy, I know.
I know everyone says this every New Years Eve, but this year really did fly by. For me, I think a lot of it had to do with the anticipation and fallout of the World Cup basically occupying 2 months of my year. But that’s beside the point, the year came and went, in a flash.
“What will 2011 bring?” is a common question people ask at the turn of the year. My response is usually, who the hell knows!, but why wait for someone or something to bring it to you anyway?!. Go out and get it!
We are all very fortunate to have what we have – be it tangible or intangible things. Most importantly, we are very fortunate to have the opportunity to go and change our lives for the better , something not everyone can say (the majority of the time).
So with that, I put out a challenge – 50 hours of some form of community service. That is less than 1 hour a week. It doesn’t have to be a formal program, it can be as small as helping someone shovel their driveway or carrying someone’s groceries. But I think we can all find 50 hours in the 8,765 hours in a year to devote to someone else.
I wish you more happiness and success in 2011 than in 2010.
Happy New Year!