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Resolving to Do More

January 4, 2009

2009 has brought a slew of bright ideas and resolutions to our consciousness. Lose weight, exercise more, and spend less are probably the top three. I’m certain that volunteer more must be a pretty common New Year’s Resolution as well, it may even be true for you (you are reading the VSD blog, after all). Compared to making changes to your physical and financial situation, adding community service to your life is a relatively easy resolution to keep. Volunteer San Diego is here and ready to put you to work through the Flex calendar, ongoing opportunities, and even opportunities for youth volunteers.

I also challenge you to serve your community in smaller and more creative ways. Let’s agree to be more generous to one another when we’re driving. Quit accepting plastic and paper bags from the stores. Introduce yourself first to new people. Don’t waste water. Call your family more often to chat. There are surely many more small things that we can all add to our daily lives that make San Diego better than before. Leave your suggestions in the comment section of this posting and inspire me and other readers to easy ways to become better San Diegans.
Anna Schulz is a member of the Flex program and a volunteer blogger for Volunteer San Diego. She also writes for her family blog, The Full Catastrophe.

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