“The object of a New Year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul and a new nose; new feet, a new backbone, new ears, and new eyes. Unless a particular man made New Year resolutions, he would make no resolutions. Unless a man starts afresh about things, he will certainly do nothing effective.” Author G.K. Chesterton’s assertion might seem a bit far-fetched. How can a person have a new nose or new feet (without the assistance of cosmetic surgery, that is)?
Looking at it not quite so literally, Chesterton sums up what so many of us desire–not so much a new year but a new start for a better you. Maybe it just takes you changing the way you approach your everyday life. If you are dissatisfied or want something more, then what can you do to make it happen?
Here’s one suggestion: find something to do that will allow you to help others. Research shows that helping others has great health benefits. Helping others allows you to make a difference in someone else’s life while improving your quality of life at the same time.