Monday, January 04, 2010

New Year’s Resolutions

Have you made a New Year’s resolution? If you are like most people losing weight is at the top of your list. Other popular resolutions involve getting finances in order and health-related efforts such as beginning an exercise program or quitting smoking.

Resolutions are usually highly personal and related to personal improvement; nothing wrong with that. One route to bettering ourselves is to give of ourselves in service to others.

Selfishness causes us to obsess over our troubles, both real and imagined. It elevates our sense of self-importance and, thus magnifies the effect of every unkind word that comes our way. It is in serving others that we save ourselves. We work humility into our lives through service.

Serving others strengthens our faith as we put hands and feet to our beliefs. It will add meaning to your life and increase your appreciation for blessings that are often neglected.

As you review your list of resolutions consider adding one that involves some form of service to others this year.

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