Nah - I was just messing with you on that last one.
May I make a suggestion? While self-improvement is a wonderful thing, how about also improving this world we've been given? Pick up a new charity to support; tutor a college student in math - that sort of thing. And if you need a jumpstart, let me point you toward some people who have decided to make a difference, one person at a time.
My husband and I made a new friend this summer- Anthony Hayden. Check out his story here:
Our church supports the MSU Build a Bed Organization. Google it and see why Mary Claire Williams is so excited about it.
Can you buy a bag of dog food and take it to STAR of Rowan County?
Bev Gilliam and her crew of elves at Christian Social Services can give you great pointers on ways you can be of help.
Here's a thought: ask someone to attend church with you. :-)
How about doubling up a recipe for your best chili, and taking it down to Gateway Homeless Shelter?
Maybe take a 30 minute tour on the internet, and find organizations that help people learn to read, drink clean water, fix teeth for free, make blankets for babies, build schools and hospitals. Find a couple that interest you, make sure you check out their trustworthiness at give.org or another site, then.... DO SOMETHING. DO. SOME. THING.
Don't just talk about it. Don't just think about it. Do. Some. Thing.
As our friend Frank Cross says in "Scrooged" - it's a good feeling. The miracle will happen and you'll want it again tomorrow. It can happen every day. Try something that will change your life - help change someone else's.