All these snow days leave lots of time for pondering and planning! I read a blog the other day that talked about a word for the year... Hers was GRACE. I decided to adopt the idea and would like my word for the year to be KINDNESS. I sit here and reflect back to the past year and look at all the times although I wasn't "mean" I know I could have been kinder. I think about not only friends and family, but even strangers I could have taken the time to smile at or say hi. Maybe wait that extra second when rushing through the store to ask "how are you" and wait for the answer. Our lives are so busy I feel like we often forget to take the time to just be kind to one another and ourselves. So for this new year of 2018 I am committing to being kind to as many people as often as possible... while still being kind to myself. What are your plans for 2018? Do you have personal, financial or business goals you have set? I have a few in each category of my life... One very close to my heart is to spend more time reflecting so I can grow as a person. One way I plan to do this is through connecting with a few mentors... one of which I had to break our "coffee date" with the other day and I need to reschedule! It's important to surround yourself with people who are positive and uplifting as well as honest. Take a minute to reflect on your goals for 2018 and see who you can include into your circle to help support and encourage you to reach those goals... Take a minute and drop a comment here or send me a private message to commit to working towards your goals in 2018... accountability is a wonderful thing!