Something to Share in the New Year

Published On December 30, 2011 | By Jo Hensen | Healthy, Take Action

“Character is the ability to carry out a good resolution long after the excitement of the moment has passed.'” -Cavett Robert

2012 is almost here. Which no doubt means that many people will be spending a moment or two thinking about how 2011 went and what they want to change for 2012. That’s right its resolution time.

I recently had an interesting conversation about New Year’s resolutions with a family member. She said that instead of making one limiting resolution to lose weight or clean the house more, she chooses a word to act as her theme for the year. Last year, she chose the word “Fun”. Now, that’s not to say that she only does “fun” things but she made a commitment to make the things she did have to, whether it was losing weight or cleaning the house, more fun. Instead of dreading something, she approached all her challenges, activities, etc with an attitude of “I’m going to make this FUN”.

That made me start to think about what would be a good word or mantra for 2012 that relates to banning the bottle. And I realized that most people that would take the time to read this blog are probably already banning the bottle in their everyday lives, so a good word for all us would be “Share”. Share your passion. Share the message. Share your reusable bottles (only if they are clean). Share your resources. Share your knowledge.

Without being overbearing, or becoming  the crazy Ban the Bottle Person that people hide from, start bringing awareness to others in everything you do. If you already have your family and friends on the Ban the Bottle wagon, work on your co-workers, businesses that you patronize, friends of your friends, family of your friends, friends of your family (I could go on and on…). Small, subtle, constant reminders of how important Ban the Bottle can be.

So here’s to 2012 – the year we shared our message.

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