The new year brings with it a lot of resolutions.

 

Some are funny. Like the tweet I saw from a fellow with advice for those who forgot to make a resolution. Simply jot down all the things you did the night before and add the word “stop!” before each one.

 

There were other tweets about dieting and getting fit, of course. Even one that recognized the short life span of resolutions: Diet and exercise in January and February and then spend March bingeing on pizza.

 

I would suggest giving yourself, or a loved one, an auto emergency kit to start out the new year. Especially one with a battery charger that’ll jump-start the car with those cables that also come with the kit.

 

Perhaps the best course of action for a resolution caught my eye in a soup kitchen blog.

it starts out with a woman saying she got the best gift ever – volunteering at a soup kitchen. “She asked if I would give this to her for Christmas,” her husband said.

 

The volunteers ended up serving 189 meals to struggling families, the unemployed and the homeless.

 

“It’s probably the best feeling in the world to be able to give back, and help people,” one volunteer noted.

 

“It makes me feel good, plus I meet wonderful people,” another said.

 

One young woman perhaps summed it up best:
“The best gift you could ever give someone is your time.”

 

And that, to me, is a worthy resolution for 2017. Give someone your time. Your wife, your husband, your son, your daughter, your father, your mother. The friend you’ve been neglecting. The motorist in need on the side of the road.

 

To quote a famous Vulcan: “Live long and prosper.”

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