What a great and simple idea to start out the new year with.
As we get going for 2014 with hopefully new ideas, new energy, new optimism, etc., maybe we can add this quote to our list of things we want to do this new year? I know all of us has at least one example of where you can be kinder to someone. I have plenty of people that I know I can (and should) be kinder to.
One at the top of the list, should be ourselves. We are all fighting many little internal battles. We are the ones that know all about the dark thoughts and actions we have done throughout or lifetime, even if it's been hidden from others around us. We look at ourselves every day in the mirror and these thoughts and memories are always with us. Part of what our new year's resolutions should be about is being kinder to ourselves - forgiving ourselves and stop the beatings that we give to ourselves over things in our past that we haven't one too well.
I had the opportunity to have breakfast yesterday with a very good friend and one who I count as one of my master-mind group members. We had a great discussion and one of the many things that I remember from that time spent with him, was the fact that I needed to continue (and even improve) my ability to encourage others. The biggie - was that I need to do it with myself.
We all need to do that - encourage others and encourage ourselves.
So as we start out 2014 - let's try to remember that these new ideas, goals, resolutions, etc., should not be focused on and started on for January 1st. We really need to continue to have new goals, new ideas, new resolutions, etc., all the time and not just for the new year. But start with being kinder to others and especially to ourselves. What are your thoughts or ideas? Is this something you can add to your list to start out 2014 with?