It's that time of year again, where we reflect on what has happened in the last 365 days. Did we complete our resolutions from last year? Do we even remember what they were? I can say that I completely forgot mine. Here are some that the average Joe/teenager/anyone can do:
1. Read more books. This is something we all should aspire to do. And it isn't that hard, is it? Re-read something you haven't touched since freshman year. We all know that To Kill a Mockingbird was every freshman's mandatory reading. Why not see why your teachers picked that for you? (The excuse of "This is a great book," is not acceptable, even though we all know this is true.)
2. Offer someone an act of kindness. Whether you write someone a note or buy a friend Ben and Jerry's, your main mission, if you choose to accept it, is to make someone smile. Mission impossible? More like mission attainable!
3. Do something you wouldn't normally do. Whether this is something big or small, do something that scares, excites or embarrasses you. This year, I got in front of my school and participated in a flash mob. Scary? Hell yeah. Exciting? You bet. Make a memory that you won't forget.
4. Find a place where you can get involved. If you look at Do Something's campaigns, they all have one thing in common (besides helping make the world a better place and being awesome) -- they all would like your help! There are multiple non-profits/profits that will allow you to get involved. It's up to you to find them.
5. Spend time your family. Yes, this may seem a little far-fetched. But for this, I don't mean just immediately family. I mean anyone in your family. Everyone has their story. Know your family's. It could surprise you what your family did before you were conceived.
Happy new year everyone.