We are a few days into the New Year and I don’t know about you, but I am making a big deal about keeping my resolutions this year. I know it has not been long but this year is different; I can feel it. Not only do I have some personal resolutions that I am keeping up with this time around, but I have some goals for my community as well. There is no greater joy than to be active in your community and help make great changes. So, if you want to get more involved in your community or help your community to grow, there is no better time than now. Here are things that you should do in 2012 for and with your community.
- Help others who need it. There are always people who need something. Take some time this year to offer help to those who need it most. You can volunteer at shelters and things like that or you can even visit elderly people in nursing homes. When you know that you have put a smile on someone’s face it is a very rewarding feeling that leaves you wanting to help out and contribute more of yourself and your time.
- Talk with community leaders about getting your community healthy. At community buildings and centers all over the country there are now fitness classes and health courses being offered. Sometimes these things are free and other times they are for a small fee which is a lot more reasonable than a gym. These courses can be in healthy eating or even offer health screenings for those who might need it. Getting healthy should be a goal for all people and the more who know how to do it, the better.
- Promote shopping locally and going green in your area. Buying things from local shops means people are putting more money right back into the local community. It is also environmentally friendly to buy locally.