It’s that time again. With the new year comes new resolutions.

I meet women of all ages when I’m traveling across the country presenting my “Three Principles of Abundance” lectures, and one commitment I hear loud and clear, and quite frequently, is their resolve to move from conspicuous consumption and commit to live a life centered around conspicuous compassion.

Such an experience helps us get back in touch with the values that shape our thoughts and drive our decisions. A person does not learn conspicuous compassion by doing, but rather by listening and observing – two virtues severely underutilized and too often forgotten in the hustle and bustle of today’s world. The practice of conspicuous compassion is proactive and deliberate in encouraging collaboration, creativity and respect of diversity in thought and tradition.

Conspicuous compassion is contagious – it spreads when an individual chooses to share in the building of a greater understanding of our common humanity – at work, at home, or in the community. The end result is more impactful and meaningful because of the giving of one’s unique time, talent and treasure. Contagious compassion can change the world one good deed at a time.

I challenge you to make a heartfelt effort to move from conspicuous consumption toward conspicuous compassion. I believe that this is a truly achievable resolution that will not only make you feel good, but it will have a positive effect on each and every life you touch.

Best wishes for a happy and healthy 2012!

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