When I was a child I was reminded often to be thankful for what people did for me. My grandma, Mamie would tell me, “say thank you,” then she’d remind me that “people don’t have to do anything for you.” She was teaching a lifelong lesson about being grateful and kind-hearted. I’ve always wondered why some people find it hard to be kind and show empathy.
I believe it’s always better to make someone’s day rather than do something that might cause them to be sad and disappointed. In this edition, we share the importance of showing kindness and how resilience is achieved when people receive support to overcome challenges they face in everyday life.
We are approaching the end of 2019. Many of us will bubble over with excitement as we plan for holiday celebrations — Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s. Now is a perfect time to reflect, focus and be more intentional in building stronger and harmonious relationships with our family, friends and business associates.
Resolve to be the best and healthiest YOU in 2020 and beyond.
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to let me know of acts of kindness you received and what it has meant to you.
Ruth Ramsey, Publisher