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My First Act For The New Year Is Giving A Donation | Organic Resolutions

Updated on January 27, 2016

My First Act For The New Year

Making New Year Resolutions

I have been considering what types of resolutions to make this year. The typical attempts to lose weight, get into shape, eat right resolutions can be stated both in broad general terms or by taking precise action steps.

Common Goals and Helpful Hints

Yes, I would like to get into shape, get off the computer, or at least reduce computer time through stretching, movement and walking. I'm still in the process of figuring out the best personal tips to accomplish this task. More about that later.

All our wealth comes from heaven. As temporary earth dwellers, we must recognize the gifts we receive and joyously share and give to others.
All our wealth comes from heaven. As temporary earth dwellers, we must recognize the gifts we receive and joyously share and give to others.

We begin with infectious enthusiasm

I have been thinking about the types of goals in many of the social networking communities, such as Hubpages, as I've been reading that my Hubber friends have crossed the finish line for their 30-day hubpages challenges. I don't think I will enter this year. But, instead create some other type of personal challenge.

  • Do you think that to accomplish a goal one must say it out loud to others, have a time-line, a cheering gallery, tick the days or smaller chores off on a calendar and make it known to others?
  • Can a person complete the task in a quiet self motivated manner without all the hooplah?

Thinking about better nutrition, no matter what shape you are in, means conscientiously selecting and preparing meals and keeping that fridge and cupboard stocked with only healthful food choices. And, I'm pleased to say I've already started off very well.


The Heart Of The Hub

My first act for the New Year has been good. I say this because sitting at my desk and paying bills can be challenging simply because it's not as much fun as writing a hubpages blog. It means sending mail and not e-mail. It means checking bank accounts and dealing with financial matters. Maybe some folks out there absolutely love playing with all the numbers, but I put it on the bottom of my priority list.

Recommend A System To Send Thanks

In addition, I have a subscription to an E-card program and I'm dedicating myself to sending thank you notes. I would say this is the first step in "giving" back to others. I received a surprise New Year snail mail greeting card from friend who I do not see that often. Wow! I had to thank her for thinking of me.

Gratitude For All The Little Things | Say It!

I used the E-Card program to send a hospitality thank you to each person who hosted me for a place to stay and meals on my family travels this winter break vacation. Appreciation means so much to me, and surely they will also be pleased to know that when they went out of their way to make up a bed, a room, a meal and rearrange their regular routine and life that they should be thanked.

Don't Give Up The Ship

Congratulations if you fulfilled one of the items on your 'to-do' resolution list. Consistency to continue the effort in the following days without petering out will provide renewed joy each day. If you were distracted, or couldn't hold off on that cigarette or left over piece of chocolate cake, one main loving act of forgiveness means that you always have tomorrow. And, you don't even have to wait for tomorrow! Start now.

Human Nature

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Celebrate The New Year

Giving Donations As The Main Meal

One good action leads to another

The true heart of this hub comes from the realization that I took out my check book and committed my pen to paper for an act of kindness to others in need. During these difficult economic times many charities and non-profit agencies depend upon our generosity. Delaying and putting off this act I would claim is human nature. We rationalize or hesitate, I may be speaking for myself only. Go back and fill out procrastination poll above.

Overcoming the mundane and doing good deeds

During a crisis, like the 911 communal experience, giving becomes more natural, quick and easy. But, during a regular day without seeing an individual's pain and trauma or slow death of an organization, there does not appear the urgency to give.

As I was saying, I really feel as if I have accomplished a mission that comes from the soul today, this first day of the year. What we do on the first day sets the direction for the rest of the year. Stepping one foot in front of the other, I can really envision walking the path of "light."

Happy Surprises

Strangely, because I did not even make this a priority or think about this act as a resolution, it became very organic, natural and really remarkable outcropping. My goal was to write the thank you notes and clear off my desk. Now, along with my initial goal, a number of items can be ticked off my list for this day.

  1. Clearing my desk of piles of paper
  2. Giving thanks in words using E-Greetings
  3. Giving appreciation in action by helping others in need

While doing all of this I had a nutritious fiber drink, rice cracker snack, a fennel salad, tried a new flower essence, made a delicious dinner for my daughter and her friends, and also gave a gift to my friend for her grand-daughter. Gosh! You know I am starting to feel really good about this New Year. I better run out for a quick walk as the sun goes down and will finish up this little hub when I get back. Each time I give a little to others, I feel like I'm stretching and loosening up the natural impulse to save more for myself.

Making New Year resolutions a success by taking one step at a time. Doing one good deed leads to another in an organic way. Before you realize what you have accomplished you have improved your character through your determination to accomplish one task. Pay your bills, write a check, give a little, take a walk and write a blog all in one day.

About the Author

Debby Bruck, CHOM loves writing on Hubpages. Not only is it loads of fun to express yourself, but you also make friends and gain supporters of your work. You can also earn some pin money for a rainy day.

She is the founder of Homeopathy World Community a social network of professional homeopaths enlightening the world to the healing powers of energy medicines. Follow Debby on Twitter


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    • Debby Bruck profile imageAUTHOR

      Debby Bruck 

      6 years ago

      Dear Pavlo ~ I hope your son fully recovered from his surgery. You were fortunate to have friends to help you and provide through their desire to see him well.

      How can we further the promotion on these ideas? What do you suggest? I appreciate that you have shared.

      Blessings, Debby

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      Pavlo Badovskyi 

      6 years ago from Kyiv, Ukraine

      I read you hub and think it needs more promotion for the ideas it gives. I share it and I d like to say that sometimes it takes much efforts and time to make something good to others, but at the same time the feelings you have afterward are very rewarding. I had a situation in my life when my friends gave me money for surgery of my son. Since that time I owe them my gratitude and try to pay out it at least by donations if I can.

    • Debby Bruck profile imageAUTHOR

      Debby Bruck 

      7 years ago

      Dear Hannah and Stars ~ I'm wishing you a healthy, happy, successful, major blogging New Year. Love, Debby

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      7 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

      Dear Debby : It is nice to have New Years Resolutions. All of yours are very neat, and interesting. You have been very kind, and caring to share some of your wisdom with so many. God Bless You.

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      Hello, hello, 

      7 years ago from London, UK

      A lovely idea and great read.

    • Debby Bruck profile imageAUTHOR

      Debby Bruck 

      7 years ago

      Hi Vinaya ~ We shall take baby steps together. I have the same problem. But, I feel like I am tackling it each day. My kitchen counter is cleaned off and working on different sections of the house. Getting a hub created sometimes is easier or harder depending upon the day. Blessings, Debby

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      Vinaya Ghimire 

      7 years ago from Nepal

      Debby, thanks for adding my hub on your resolution page.

      PS: I'm trying to overcome procrastination. This is one of my New Year resolutions.

    • Debby Bruck profile imageAUTHOR

      Debby Bruck 

      7 years ago

      Hello Dear Nature ~ I see you have many life challenges and when this happens it is so hard to make the priorities and allocate the funds, time and energy. When you wrote I thought about Car Talk and how they listen to people's automobile saga's and help out with suggestions. I am just about ready to put my car to bed, too. Maybe we can last another year with some repairs?

      Visit again and let us know how you managed or if you were inspired to put one of your difficult tasks up front each day. I pray things go well for you in the garden. Hugs, Debby

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      7 years ago from Sunny Art Deco Napier, New Zealand.

      Great inspiring hub. I too seem to procrastinate....lack in finances a part of the problem...but a paln for an update in my car will most likely happen this year before the rattling timing chain gets any

    • Debby Bruck profile imageAUTHOR

      Debby Bruck 

      7 years ago

      Vinaya Ghimir - I hope this little hub will inspire you to take just ONE action as a priority and not wait with the usual procrastination. Getting the hardest thing done first in the day, or perhaps last thing before you go to sleep, will give you that satisfied feeling.

      Lady_E - I have written about many things in the world that are contagious, including how we feel and epidemic diseases. I really look at contagion as a positive thing these days.

      Cardisa I'm so proud of you and all you have accomplished in 2011, I can't wait to see how high you fly in 2012

      Karen - what an honor that you have posted a comment. Each person has there own style of doing things. If making a pledge or kind of ultimatum for yourself adds stress and pressure, then giving yourself room to breath would be a better approach for you. I can tell decision making is difficult, and I often feel that way too. Looking forward to all good things happening in your life 2012

      Dear Mark - What a joy to have you in our lives here on Hubpages. You make us smile and laugh. Love, Debby

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      Mark Ewbie 

      7 years ago from UK

      Hi Debby, thanks for the mention, much appreciated. I particularly like the way you have laid this page out, it's very attractive.

    • KarenCreftor profile image

      Karen Creftor 

      7 years ago from Kent, UK

      Wonderful hub Debby!

      I totally agree that there's no better feeling than giving.

      I haven't made any set resolutions this year, but have found over the last few months that I seem to work better with no set goals. I had a tendency to set myself a to-do list then do everything but what was on the list!! The more natural, organic approach suits me better :)

      I'm researching local charities at the mo. I'd like to volunteer one afternoon a week as my health is improving. Other than that I'm concentrating on recovering and writing, working towards getting a place with my fella at last! I can't even tell you why but I feel very certain about these things and feel making an actual resolution about them would add pressure to myself that I don't need if that makes sense hehe

      Anyway I'm waffling now!

      Very inspirational hub, thank you

      ~Kaz x

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      Carolee Samuda 

      7 years ago from Jamaica

      I didn't make a list this year because my list last year pretty much covered what I wanted to achieve and some of them were long term, like being thankful every day for what I have and maintaining my sense of self.

      This is great

      Happy holidays!

    • Lady_E profile image


      7 years ago from London, UK

      I admire your positive outlook for the New Year. It’s contagious.

      Have a good one. :)

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      7 years ago from London, UK

      I admire your positive outlook for the New Year. It’s contagious.

      Have a good one. :)

    • Vinaya Ghimire profile image

      Vinaya Ghimire 

      7 years ago from Nepal

      Your resolutions are very inspiring. I'm a kind of a person who procrastinates, and usually cannot go ahead with new year resolutions.

    • Debby Bruck profile imageAUTHOR

      Debby Bruck 

      7 years ago

      Hello Sweet Kavitha ~ I am learning to be generous from your actions and giving nature. I am looking forward to learning more from you. Blessings, Debby

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      Kavitha Kukunoor 

      7 years ago

      Dear Debby,

      Very nice hub page. I loved it.

      My New year first day was also wonderful. Brought instant relief & happiness in an emotional upset client with a homeopathic remedy

      Thank you for sharing many useful tips.

      Looking forward for many more like this....

      Best Regards,

      Kavitha Kukunoor


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