To the Editor:

With the New Year upon us, many are thinking about New Year’s resolutions. Some common resolutions are to lose weight, exercise more, eat healthy, or find balance and simplicity in daily life.

But, what if we all made a resolution to practice more love and kindness to everyone (including ourselves)?

Mahatma Gandhi once stated, “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” While we complain about the hate and violence that occurs every day, let’s do our part.

Love more. Judge less. As the 1960s tune goes, “What the world needs now, is love, sweet love. It’s the only thing that there’s just too little of.” That may sound cliché, but it doesn’t take much effort to show a little love and kindness.

It might be something as simple as a smile, a hello or a phone call, or perhaps a bit more.

Reach out to the ones who need kindness the most. Those who suffer from mental or physical disabilities, children, the elderly, the lonely, a complete stranger, or even yourself!

In the age of social media, we have an audience at our fingertips. I challenge you to post something nice you did for someone in hopes of starting a chain reaction.

It will not only work wonders for the person at the receiving end, but you will feel better for doing it. We can all play our part in changing the world one step at a time.

Amy Lutzel

Evansville, Indiana

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