As I glance at the clock on my phone, I am shocked at how fast this year has flown by. I know it is only February, but can someone please tell me what happened to January? There is always so much anticipation for the first of the year. This is generally when dreams for a better life in a new year are born.
When I reflect on all the blessings that have come into my life throughout 2013, I am overwhelmed with gratitude. And, both the blessings and hardships in 2013 have strengthened my faith and deepened my conviction to make 2014 count for more than just what I can personally achieve.
Working at Heifer International opens my eyes daily to the great need in our world today. To know that the poorest of the world’s poor live on less than $1.25 a day baffles me. And knowing that I spend more than that on a cup of coffee almost every other day is definitely a call to action.
This year, instead of making a typical resolution like ‘exercise daily,’ or ‘spend less, save more,’ how powerful would it be if we reinvested our New Year’s resolutions? How about investing in a mom who can’t figure out how she will feed her children dinner? Or a child who so wants to go to school but has no idea where the money will come from? We have a way to make these dreams possible year-round. And it’s called Team Heifer. Our solution works. And we need you to help real dreams of real people come true.
Let’s do more than make a resolution in 2014. Let’s join arms and be a part of a solution. We need you on our team. Join us.
Amy Davis is Peer-to-Peer Program Coordinator for Heifer International.