I don’t believe in New Year’s resolutions. I believe that if something needs to be done it should be done now. What do you think? Do you have any special resolutions? Have you ever broken a resolution? On observation I would say that our resolutions tend to be personal and very individualistic. Most center on the amount of time at the gym, on your diet, or what to do with your money. It’s a personal choice and decision.

What would be your New Year’s resolution if you had no water, no food, and no education? How could you speak of a diet when you do not have enough food? How could you promise to be good to your parents if you have lost them?

The people we help at AFCA, the people who struggle, have wishes and dreams. Let’s try something new this year; let us make our New Year’s resolutions based on these wishes. A resolution could be to travel to another part of the world – join AFCA on one of our projects by serving others on a Vacation with a Purpose or by climbing (or sponsoring someone who is climbing) Mt. Kilimanjaro.

A resolution could be to curb your spending in the sales. Use the money saved monthly to donate to a cause of your preference. A resolution could be not to eat out; organize a meal at your place and the left over cash you would have otherwise spent at a restaurant can be donated to a project of your choice.

Our resolutions do not have to be individually based – they can include other people too.  Now, that sounds nicer – I might try a resolution myself.

Roberta Rizzo