*** Here's a sneak peak of the Feb. edition of my Work/Life Balance column that will be going into our school newsletter. Enjoy! ***
Happy New Year!
I have a question for you: How are those resolutions coming along? If you’re like most of us, your resolutions are well intentioned, but often tough to keep. If yours are coming along perfectly, you deserve a large round of applause.
Next question: How is your Karma bank? If you’re looking for resolutions that are rewarding and exciting enough to keep you pushing on, you might think about building up your karma bank by helping others and introducing your family to Random Acts of Kindness. Obviously the current major issue at hand is helping the people of Haiti. Not only does donating help the many earthquake victims, but it also teaches our kids important lessons that can get lost in the day-to-day world of school, homework, after school activities, TV, video games, and a million other things that demand our time and attention. It teaches them the importance of being kind, helping others, and being thankful for what they have.
It can also help us learn to better balance our priorities. Making a living vs. actually living. Wants vs. needs. Work vs. home. Money vs. time. Selfishness vs. selflessness. In each of these examples, we cannot pick just one side. We need to be able to balance both sides to the best of our individual abilities so that we do not become just the things that we have and the job titles that we hold, but, instead, the sum of our thoughts and actions.
Need some fun ideas for everyday kindness? Here’s a great article with 100 ways to start now. 100 ideas for kindness from KarmaCooler
Quote of the Month: If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion. ~ The Dalai Lama