I’m not one to set New Year’s resolutions, I think that you should regularly and consistently be setting new goals all year round so I don’t put much emphasis on New Year resolutions but I do have one goal that I want to develop as a daily habit more than anything. And like anything, getting something to be a habit means taking thoughtful action each and every day until it becomes a habit.
My year-long goal is to always choose kindness and make it a top priority for how I approach life, my work, my clients, my family and friends and most of all myself. Sounds easy to be kind right… Somewhat, but I think it is one of the most under-valued qualities a person can have.
Kindness matters for so many reasons, but simply, life is hard enough as it is without people being jerks for no reason.
Kindness matters when you ask a friend who is struggling how they are doing… doing, kindness matters when you forgive yourself for making a mistake and kindness matters when you smile and are nice to the girl or boy serving you at the supermarket checkout.
We all get busy, we forget to check up on family or friend who we know are having a hard time, we rush through busy moments in our lives not properly acknowledging other peripheral people around us…
And you just don’t know if that one conversation, that one smile or that one nice text in the morning is the thing that changes someone’s day for the better.
So I’m making a conscious decision to always choose kindness and put it at the forefront of my mind for 2018. I’ve even put it up on my pinboard above my desk; to always remember to try and be kind, to all those around me and to myself.
Find Your Own Light x