What are Your Resolutions for 2020?

By: Betty Dangler
Tuesday, January 14, 2020

What are Your Resolutions for 2020?

It is that time of year when each of us takes the time to make resolutions for the New Year. It might be losing weight, exercising more, taking a class, getting in touch with old friends more often, organizing the house, etc. Granted these are very good resolutions. Then I came across this message.

I wasn’t even thinking about the New Year when our funeral home received a Holiday card from a business associate. I read it and thought, what great ideas for New Year resolutions.  After I read it a couple of times, I realized it was so “other focused”. Here is what is said:

                -Help a Stranger

                -Praise a Child

                -Light a Candle

                -Share Your Love

                -Sing for Joy

                -Lend a Hand

                -Pray for Peace


I thought to myself, “this card shares a very special message”. These suggestions would be a great foundation for New Year resolutions. It would especially help you if you are trying to heal from the loss of a loved one. They would help to take the focus off the pain of your loss and to focus on someone else who might need your help, a great way to help you in the healing process. I plan to make this message a part of my New Year resolutions. I offer you this challenge also. Will you accept it?

Wishing you peace in this New Year!



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