1. Do for one person what I wish that I could do for everyone, but can’t.
4. Give more money away than I keep. And do it in a way that takes away the power of money and celebrates the power of love.
6. Do something really nice – that no one sees or knows about.
7. Compliment someone I have a hard time complimenting… and mean it.
11. Rather than emphasizing the best of myself and finding the worst in others – let me work on the worst in myself and look for the best in others.
Author and activist Shane Claiborne’s Resolutions 1,4,6,7 & 11 of “13 Hopes for 2013”
I will volunteer at a new non-profit every day for a month, balancing service with daily life and full-time work. I will publish and share the experience of being “super hero for a month” to encourage the hero in all of us.
I resolve to spread the love and joy that I have ever so graciously been given, by being a better daughter, sister, titi (auntie), community leader and minister. Loving, sharing, serving and caring with and on purpose!
In 2013, I will strive to make faith a source of pride and a force for good in my life and in our region.
Abby Stamelman Hocky, Interfaith Center of Greater Philadelphia
Along with others connected to Zones of Peace (www.interfaithcenterpa.org/si/zop), I pledge to be an instrument of God’s peace: to make my home and neighborhood zones of peace, free of fear, filled with respect, and marked by deeds of kindness.
Rev. Nicole Diroff, Interfaith Center of Greater Philadelphia
In 2013, I pledge to involve my children in a service project once a month. I want to build hearts of service.
LaToya Baldwin Clark
In 2013, I plan on holding myself to a higher standard as a son, brother, student, and friend. Moreover, I resolve to turn the uncomfortable in my life into comfortable.
I resolve to find that strength within in moments of darkness, and use it to foster better relationships with those around me, in hopes that a ripple of kindness will spread far and wide, especially reaching those who need light.
SS, San Francisco