Why my New Year’s resolution is to hope for peace and selfless love
When people think of New Year’s resolutions, they generally think of personal goals to achieve. Some might throw themselves into their wellbeing, resolving to eat better or exercise more. Others might decide to keep a closer eye on their finances, budgeting for needs, not wants. As an author, I could vow to read a book a week, watch 10 Sci-fi movies a month, or to write 5 pages a day, no matter the quality.
Personal goals are so amazing and important to reach for, but this year I want to step back a little and set a bigger goal. My New Year’s resolution for 2018 is to do my share in fostering an environment of peace and selfless love.
If you’re a newcomer to this blog, know that I have a lot of feelings about selfless love. In fact, the concept of spreading selfless love was part of what encouraged me to take up writing the William Hawk series in the first place.
To me, selfless love is all about making the world a better place by giving and giving back in a way that pushes the boundaries of our personal comfort zones. I think of it as doing things for others and our community that create a ripple effect of positive change.
So while some might think it’s a lofty goal to aim for general peace and selfless love in the new year, my feeling is that we have to aim high and infuse every action we take with the purpose of doing more for others than we previously thought possible.
In 2018, I hope to be a little more like my courageous, loving characters. My personal goal is to strive for peace and selfless love. I know I can only control my part in the equation. But I’m not going to set any mental limits on how big my contributions can be. I am going to look for every opportunity to expand my ability to give to others, whenever and whatever they may need.
If you haven’t come up with a New Year’s resolution for 2018, join me! The more people looking for avenues of peace and moments to express selfless love, the better!