As 2018 comes to an end I have found myself feeling a huge sense of gratitude. Grateful for all of those who have helped me turn OneKIND into a platform for us all to find a connection at the heart of humanity, and inspiration to keep that heart open and kind. Grateful for YOU. So thankful you joined our OneKIND family with the belief that YOU CAN make the world a kinder place!
The power of you is what inspired me to take a chance on OneKIND. I fully believe if there is one thing that will create a shift towards kindness it will be the human spirit... YOUR spirit.
Heading into the New Year we have one last ask for you. Give yourself the gift of reflection. With self-love and gratitude, take a pause before you reset your clock for 2019.
Where were you this time last year?
Is there an idea or project that you took a chance on?
How have you grown through the curve balls life threw for you?
Who touched your year with their love and support?
What have been your greatest blessings in 2018?
So often we focus on what's next. Especially this time of the year setting our "New Years Resolutions", which is great to do, but if you always look ahead you lose sight of how far you have already come.
First and foremost, celebrate the awesomeness that you are. Yes, your best will always evolve, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't be proud of where you are in this moment. You are here. Showing up day after day, striving to be your best you, and committed to sharing your kindness with others. Living in that space you are, and always will be, more than enough.
The second piece to this reflection is recognizing the amazing people who have supported, pushed, and inspired you to be your best self this year. Asking for help is hard for a lot of us, especially times where we need it most. Who noticed? Who was there to give their hand? Who believed in you when your doubt was creeping in? Did someone inspire you with how they were experiencing their own challenges? Do you feel that gratitude building in your heart? Have you shared that with them? I bet most of them do not even realize the impact of their actions at the time. Return that gift by showing them your appreciation. Helping others is the greatest act as a human. Our purpose. Giving your thanks is a gift of fulfillment that will forever touch their hearts.
Grounded in self-love and gratitude, it is time to set your intentions and goals heading into 2019. An open canvas, ready for you to create a year full of inspiration, connection, and kindness. You are the only artist of your life, so go and paint, paint the masterpiece that is YOU!
Happy Holidays from your OneKIND Family!
Be one. Be kind.