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December 10, 2015
Ah, December, the last month of the year, a time to gather friends and family and celebrate and reflect upon what the year brought and what the new year is likely to bring. What special promise does the month hold for you and your loved ones?
As we count down our days from the first of the month to the last of this year, I’m thinking about the most promising, no-cost gift that I can give away: KINDNESS. It works like a boomerang really. Every time I give kindness away, kindness seems to come back my way, usually when I least expect it, because kindness breeds kindness. And guess what? It’s a learned behavior, something we can teach our children, first and foremost through modeling.
So, as we launch into this month of merriment, I’m going to see what happens when I set out to do kind acts, not randomly but planned. I’ve created a Kindness Countdown Calendar to help focus me on one specific, simple gift-a-day, something that I can do that will result in a kindness. Kindness can change our world: How might you be different tomorrow by the kindnesses you show today?
I love being your counselor!