EDITOR’S DESK: Resolve to be involved in your community

Published: Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at 11:28 AM.

The New Year inspires people to study harder, diet and exercise, spend less and save more and avoid bad habits.

But let's face it: These goals often serve one person — and maybe his or her household.

When we do something positive for someone outside our home, particularly in our community, we set off a chain reaction.

Last Wednesday, guest columnist Jenni Perkins, senior development and communications manager of Covenant Hospice, Okaloosa & Walton Counties, asked our readers to consider volunteering for Covenant Hospice.

She knows the score: "When people think about volunteering for hospice, their first thought may be, 'I could never do that,' or 'I would be too depressed,'" she wrote.

That hit home.

About four years ago, I was editor of The Daphne Bulletin and Spanish Fort Sun in Alabama when a Covenant Hospice representative asked if I wanted to join the organization's Community Advisory Board.

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