Posted: Wednesday, December 19, 2012 2:16:00 PM
This year, I’ve tried to be selfless, tried to be generous. At one point, you could have told me I was a nice person and I might have believed you. But now, as I look back on everything I’ve done, I can see that really I only helped people because it seemed convenient at the time. I refused so many people when I was “busy” texting or playing a game. I need to be better.
In 2013, I plan to be a better person. If asked a favor, I’ll do everything in my power to assist the asker. Without question, I’ll help. I need to stop centering everything on myself and start thinking about what will help others around me. Just yesterday, I told my little brother I couldn’t help clean up him because I was “tired.” I was sitting on the couch, and I was just being lazy. I need to be a better role model because both my little brother and my baby brother look up to me and want to be everything I am. I don’t want them to grow up to be lazy bums who don’t care about anyone else. I want them to be good, compassionate people who bring happiness into other people’s lives.
In the mad world we live in today, the smallest kindness can turn a person’s whole day around. If I can make a change to myself, then maybe the rest of the human race can, too. Every wave begins with a ripple, and right now, I think it’s time for a tsunami.