Two years ago, I came up with the #dailyaffirmation initiative, in which I affirmed a different individual, couple, or family every day. In posting these daily affirmations on Facebook, I let people know how much I (and others) appreciated them.
I started the daily affirmations because I felt that people – in general – didn’t do a good enough job of affirming people whether it be in family or spousal relationships, friendships, workplaces, or ministry.
Two years later, it’s still much of the same. Often, it’s easier to find faults in others and judge others than it is to say something nice about them.
Thus, I’m doing it again.
The experience two years was extremely positive and I hope it will be similar this time around. As with last time, there will be no particular rhyme or reason to the order of the affirmations. They won’t necessarily be to family members or my closest friends; in fact I have the opportunity to affirm some people who I’m not particularly close to.
Well, except with one worthy exception. If I had affirmed anyone else but my lovely wife Gail with the first one, I might not have lived to see January 2 for the second one.
Happy New Year!