I am making this plea to all within my sphere of influence. FIND YOUR PURPOSE FOR BEING! A new year is a chance for a new beginning. PLEASE do not play it safe in 2016. For the sake of yourself and those around you, identify a cause greater than yourself and attack it with all your being.
Take chances, risk it all, do not settle, ignore those who try to stop you. Be afraid but do it anyway. Take your licks, then get back up.
Live life in such a way that no one will have to hear what is important to you, make it so obvious by your actions that they can see it with their own eyes.
Don't make excuses and don't stop when it gets hard. Come alive and make a difference in the life of someone who can never return the favor. The widow, the orphan, the oppressed, the poor, the hungry, the naked, the imprisoned, the heartbroken, the downtrodden, the hopeless....they are legion...and they are within your reach. Go to them.
Spoiler alert: On the journey to serve the Least of These you'll find yourself.
No one can do it for you. It's up to you. Do something amazing...or don't. Your call.
"Life has a certain flavor for those who have fought and risked all that the sheltered and protected can never experience." -- John Stuart Mill