I’ve been blessed with another year of life, and life to the full. Abundant living. Leave it to a birthday coupled with a new year to provoke the inventory of the past year’s volume of work and what’s still left to do. This morning I asked myself a few questions: “In my life, as it looks today, do I have ‘plenty?’” Yes. “Could it be said that I have ‘more than enough?’” Yup. “Can I be doing more to give of that abundance to others?” Damn right. At age thirty-five, I’m finished with asking. I’m on to giving. In all of us there exists a vast opportunity to make an impact over the course of the coming year, rather than focus on one single day. We each have the capacity to give more. We can give of our own gifts. Our time; our talents; our attention; our capacity to listen; our unique skills; our attitude; our character; our tools or other material goods that work in service of others; food; shelter; and so on. And, sure, money. We all have SOMEthing aplenty. Others have an adjacent need for that same something. This year, this age, I vow to give so that a few others can experience life’s sweet overflow. We don’t have to give in order to see what materializes in return. We can give with the expectancy to be implicitly satisfied with the fulfillment of a purpose that was most likely there all along.