Well, here we are at Brent Toderian's final city resolution which states: "When you see an opportunity, champion something really big and remarkable in your city, and make it happen. Remember, New York’s outstanding High Line, one of my favorite recently created public places in the world, was started and led by two so-called “ordinary citizens” who chose to do something extraordinary."
This resolution reminds me of the famous Margaret Mead quotation "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has". I really do believe that when individuals take action, they can have a big impact on things. In fact, this thinking is exactly what led to the creation of the #365ofgoodWR project - I wanted to highlight the amazing things 'ordinary people' were doing in our community.
Brent ends his article with this reminder: "You don’t have to resolve to do all 25 of these in order to have a profoundly positive impact on both your life, and the collective life of your city. But I hope you’ll jump in with both feet on a few. Both you and your city will be much better for it." I'd love to hear from you if you've been following along: what resolutions most resonated with you? Did you take action on any of the resolutions? What other action items might you have included in this 'city resolutions' list? Comment below!