The month of February celebrates Presidents’ Day (Washington and Lincoln’s birthdays) as well as Black History Month. It also celebrates the great emotion of love. (Valentine’s Day).
If you look closely, our celebrations have a lot in common. They celebrate great minds and leaders that have made a difference all over the world through understanding, empathy, and acts of kindness. This includes that special person living in your own home, city, or a few miles away that has impacted in your life.
Showing and feeling love, empathy, and appreciation through acts of kindness and support often goes much deeper than you imagine. How you ask? I was reminded (Stephen Covey) that it is important to “first “understand before you are understood. In doing so, you set the tone for problem-solving. You also set the tone for appreciation. Last but not least, you also set the tone for respect and patience.