fbpx
35.4 F
Spokane
Thursday, February 29, 2024
HomeCommentaryNew Year, New Us?

New Year, New Us?

Date:

Related stories

Ask a Hindu: Why Do You Not Believe in a God?

Why, as a Hindu, do you not believe in a God and everything in the universe indicates his existence?

For Lent Let’s Give Up Negativity and Replace It with Positive Action

Attitudes about Lent have changed over the decades. Instead of “giving up” something for Lent, the approach is more about growing closer to Christ in more meaningful ways.

From the Wilderness into New Life: Everyone Can Participate in Lent

Lent thus offers a cluster of possibilities: fasting — or at least giving up something for Lent; repenting; joining Jesus in a wilderness experience; and experiencing the lengthening of days. Can everyone take part?

Black History Month for White People: Racism Is Our Problem

FāVS columnist Sarah Henn Hayward explores how racism in America is a White problem and what White Americans can do about it this Black History month.

Ask a Baha’i: Would a Christian need to pray to Bahá’u’lláh, not Jesus, if converting to the Baha’i faith?

If I followed the teaching of Baha’i would I need to change my lifelong relationship with Jesus? I wonder how can I, as a lifelong Christian, focus my prayers from Jesus to Bahá’u’lláh?

New Year, New Us?

By Emma Craven

I bet I’m not the only one who’s heard the term “New Year, New Me,” when talking about New Year resolutions. With the New Year fast approaching, many of us are coming up with resolutions or things we want to change in this new year.

What if resolutions weren’t to give up something or to learn a new skill, but to be kinder and more compassionate people? We don’t need to become completely new people each year, but rather remember our humanity and compassion. We have no idea what others are going through and the simplest act of generosity or niceness is important and impactful. And one of the good things about being kinder and more compassionate is that it doesn’t cost anything whatsoever. This requires no sacrifice or money, but simply treating people as well as we can.

New Year’s resolutions don’t have to be these big gestures or promises. A simple kindness or acknowledgment of others is big enough to make a change. Even the smallest thing can make the biggest difference to someone.

So, start the new year with as much kindness and love as you can.

Emma Craven
Emma Craven
Emma Craven is an undergraduate student at Gonzaga University majoring in English and Psychology. She is originally from Leavenworth and currently lives in Spokane with her family. She grew up in a half Jewish and half Catholic household. She has a writing background in news writing, poetry and fiction pieces. She has previously been published in two of Gonzaga’s writing journals. Outside of school and work, you can find her swimming, reading, spending time with family or watching Grey's Anatomy.

Ad

spot_img
spot_img
spot_img
0 0 votes
Article Rating
Subscribe
Notify of
guest
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
spot_img
0
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x
()
x