i’ve never really been into new year resolutions. nobody ever seems to follow through with them once they claim that cursed title. & they have also become so secular. i haven’t wanted to join the drones at the gym who flood in during january in their new lululemon gear & sneakers & dwindle away by mid march. because the premise behind making resolutions is supposed to be more than that. it is a promise to be better. to perform small acts of kindness or focus on self improvement in a global sense. i should be larger than yourself. & this year i just really want to get behind a resolution that means something & follow through with it. i want to make sure that the goals i set for myself from here on out are bigger than just me. that they can make an impact. so i have decided that in 2014 once a week i am going to ‘pay it forward’ & perform a random act of grace. i am not going to set parameters. i will see where the project takes me & i will see where it takes others. i am eager for this. i need something to fill this void that i often carry around in my heart that tells me i should be doing more. that life exists outside of my bubble. that my bubble is in fact quite small. it is miniscule in the greater scheme of things. & i am also going to document this experience under the hashtag #randomactsofgrace. i urge you to participate with me & share your experiences. & see how grace can change the world. how it can change our own hearts.