Another year of people making resolutions that will probably be broken sometime within a month or even by next week. Most people vow to lose weight, be a kinder person, spend less money or find the love of their life. New Year resolutions always amuse me. It’s as if we expect something magical to happen without our being accountable.
Surprisingly, my resolutions for this year appear simple but it’s so complex. Making sure that school age children with hearing loss have access to hearing aids, free hearing aids. Outside of all the resolutions I have made in my lifetime (and there were many), the one I kept from the past, was the one I made in December 2006.
It was made back in December of 2006 and when I wrote my first Editorial for SWC Online Voices concerning resolutions titled “Would’ve, Could’ve, Should’ve……” I have actually accomplished those resolutions in the past 4 years. You can see the article on the link provided http://www.saywhatclub.com/newsletter/dec06/editorial.html
My point being, resolutions don’t have to be about your love life, your losing weight or being frugal. It can be about others. Volunteering to help others and making the world a better place for those others. Not only for those who have hearing loss, deafness or are late deafened. I’m sure you can look around and find an elderly person who is isolated during a snow storm and offer them a home cooked meal. You see someone crossing the street who is walking at a turtles pace due to their age, cars honking around them, you can go over and help them to manuver the cross safely.
You see a child lost in the store, a young girl on the street holding a sign saying “I have no job, no home and no food.” These are simple daily offerings of help. And then there’s Educating hearing people to be more sensitive to us. If we don’t do it, who will?
Don’t think about it, just look around you……and do it!