This time of the year we are inundated with many New Year’s resolution ideas. From joining a gym to eating better to less time on our devices, most of us come up with goals for the new year. Some of those resolutions stick while others fade away. I have found in the past it is all about setting up routines. After a while if you keep up with those goals they become part of your daily schedule. I was thinking this year we could all do things a bit differently from what we have done in the past. Here are two resolutions that you and your kids can do to make the world a better place.
Resolutions Of Paying It Forward
We teach our kids to help others around us. The idea of paying it forward is a lesson many parents share with their kids. It doesn’t have to be a monetary donation. You can hold a door for someone. It could be sitting with someone at lunch who is eating alone. We need to have a mindset of how we can help at least one person out each day. Not only will it make that person’s day, but you will have a good feeling the rest of the day knowing you helped someone out. If we all have that mindset this world would be in a better place.
Being Thankful For Each Day
The holidays are all about anticipation. As our kids start their holiday break they want the days to Christmas go by so quickly. Parents and adults are focusing on getting their to do list done that we might forget to be thankful for each day. I was on a run over the holiday week and I took time to smell the roses and enjoy the sunrise. In that moment I was thinking about all of the things I am grateful for. When we take a moment to count our blessings we tend to not worry about the things in life we don’t have. That attitude of gratitude can be powerful and a great lesson to share with your kids.