I can do this

It’s January.

Each year, I’m enthralled with the holidays, but I experience a sigh of relief when they are behind me.

I’ve put two guiding words up on my refrigerator for 2020: JOY and KINDNESS.

JOY: This year, I plan to move consistently toward people who bring me joy. In reviewing my 2019 journal last night, I discovered many lapses when I invested time with individuals who offered me a steady diet of “helpful, constructive criticism.” Of course, in personal matters, there is no such thing. This year, I’m going to hide behind trees when I see one of these self-proclaimed coaches coming my way.

KINDNESS: A few years ago, a friend and mentor, Bill Miller, expressed to me how the simple expression of kindness can change the world. I will get better at this. It need not be a big thing. A friendly wink of support, a well-timed thank you, a phone call to a friend in distress and so many little acts of kindness all count toward creating a more loving place.

In 2020, I’m going to sneak a little joy and kindness into everything I do.

Author: Don Kuhl

Don Kuhl is founder of The Change Companies® and Train for Change Inc.® He has authored hundreds of Journals that have assisted over 10 million people in making positive life changes. While Don was aging (think of a side of beef at a fine restaurant), he managed motel properties, started several sports publications, worked in college and health care administrations and started about a dozen corporations. Some of them failed miserably, a few flourished.