As we approach the Holiday Season and the end of the year it is a good time to reflect on what we are thankful for. It could be something as simple as the fact that is hasn’t snowed yet (at least as of the day I am writing this) or having our health, or having family close-by during the holidays. It is so easy to focus on the negative – just read or watch a news report and you will feel instantly depressed. The reality is that the vast majority of people are good-hearted and kind. I truly believe that and would find it difficult to get out of bed each day if I did not believe it. That doesn’t mean I don’t have days when I wonder if I am kidding myself, wondering if kindness can survive in our modern world. But, at least so far, I have been able to find that kernel of kindness and remain optimistic about our future.
I invite you to join me in looking for, and finding, that kindness in others. I promise you, it is there. And if we can show our own humanity and kindness we can make a huge difference; as the saying goes, “Be the change you want to see.” The only way we can make this a better world is to do our part and look for the good in others. A little kindness goes such a long way! I wish you all the blessings of the season and the happiest of New Years.