Holly & Heather’s Helpful Hint: New Year, Fresh Start

by helpinghandstwins

Do you like that picture?  It’s a clean slate, a fresh start.  Each brand new year usually has lots of people making resolutions. We know them well; exercise more, eat better, save money. We have decided not to make any resolutions that will probably get broken anyway but to pick one thing that will help us continue in the mission of this blog: be kind no matter what.

We’ve blogged about it before and we always try to stay true to the reason we started this blog; to help make this world a better place. Why then is it hard to constantly keep this resolve? Life happens; things get in the way of staying focused on what is important.  Maybe a stranger said something nasty to you at work, perhaps an illness strikes someone very close to you, there could be a myriad of reasons that might make you jaded. Being kind in our daily interactions is difficult in a lot of situations but it is not just a resolution we want to keep for the new year, but one we strive to keep for good.

Here’s a little thing to try.  We all know someone who is not always pleasant. Instead of being tit for tat with that person, try being yourself. We tend to treat others they way they treat us but instead we’re going to try to stay true to ourselves no matter how the other person acts. We don’t advocate being walked all over but rather not letting someone else’s actions dictate how you act.  Don’t go against the friendly, happy, kind person you are (or are trying to be!) just because the other person is not.  Stay true to your core.