9e1d3ea6d6857cb750af40c1fd215e8aWow, well another year down. How crazy is that? Everything is just flying by so quickly. I wish we could all pause for a second, take a look at our surroundings, take a deep breath, and then return to the real world because I cannot keep up.

Life is crazy if you think about it. We all have these set schedules, and never seem to have time to take a breath and realize how lucky we are to get through another year. Another year of what could have been full of love, heartbreak, loss, and triumph. But it is another year, and you are still kicking.

“Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Every day should be a great day, this new year. Make the most of it and fight your battles, because there are many other people in the world who are worse off than you are.

My New Years resolution is that I am going to help more. I am going to use the free time that I have to make a difference in other peoples lives. And it can be the smallest thing, like sending someone a nice message, or going out of the way to hold the door for someone. Nothing extravagant, but still helpful.

A while back, Bare and Me participated in a “30 Days of Kindness” where we went around each day and did something for someone, that would hopefully end up putting  a smile on their face. We loved doing that so much, not only because we were making other peoples days, but because we truly could see how wonderful people truly are. By doing something kind for something else, we were able to spread happiness all over, by keeping it going. Many other people were inspired by our acts of kindness so they started doing it for themselves as well.

What I hope is that each and every one of you reading this will make helping other people a priority this new year. Take a couple minutes out of your day and do something that will stand out to someone else. I swear to you it is the best feeling.

Happy New Year, everyone.