New Year, New Hope
So how many of you made a New Year’s resolution today?
Every year, millions of us make resolutions on January 1st ……to go on a diet, to get to work on time, to go for a run every morning, to give up smoking…. And let’s be honest, most of us give up after a day.
Some we keep for a month.
Very few of us succeed in the long term.
And yet when the next January 1st comes round, we make resolutions all over again. Why is that?
That is hope. Hope that we can change for the better. Hope that this year, we will have the willpower to see it through. Hope that this year will be different.
However, when we watch the news or read the newspaper, it is hard to have hope when all around us are losing it. The financial crisis seems impossible to solve. The effects of climate change seem impossible to reverse. The rich seem to get richer whilst the poor get poorer.
It’s hard to believe that our small steps towards a more ethical lifestyle can actually have an impact. We have to believe that they do. Hope is what inspires us to make the ethical choice.
Let hope be what makes us do what we can to make the world a better place.
Let hope be what makes us bring hope to those without it.
Let hope be what makes us.
Let hope be.