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"You have taught me to believe in myself and to take things slowly, one step at a time, keep sight of my goals, both short term and long term.

Your coaching style was both nuturing and motivating, you seemed to intuitively know some days what I needed most. Your caring and understanding was so appreciated and it came from the heart."

-Holly C.

I would recommend the Simplicity Course as an easy, practical way to start simplifying one's life. I especially liked the segments on Tolerations, Wardrobe, and Office and Paperwork.

Each day focuses on only one task, which is helpful to people who feel overwhelmed by the complexities of modern life and hardly know where to begin downshifting.

-Joan, New York

Beth has an uncanny way of, "reading between the lines" to see a person's heart. I appreciate how genuine she is.

I have already begun implementing her suggestions, and am dumbstruck at how well they are working. I am feeling so much more secure, and feel I am finally put onto a life path that will bring me joy for many years to come."

-Sue Halpern

I feel more focused and have an objective instead of aimlessly filling up the day.

-Shelli Segura



52 Tiny Changes

You've done it before. Tried to change your whole life in 30 days. Only to fizzle out at day 10 because it take too much time. Join me in making a small change each week and by the end of the year you will have made 52 improvements to your life!

52changes@encouragingcoach.com with 52 changes in the subject line. Or come here each week for a new change and some steps to help you along the way.

Tiny Change #12: Do a random act of kindness

While we work to improve ourselves, we also need to look out into the world. We are all interconnected. Someone's bad day usually becomes someone else's bad day. But when we brighten up someone's day, they may make someone else happier.

Here are some ideas:

  • Slipping a fun notecard in a bill you are paying
  • Putting money in a Bible for someone who needs it at church
  • Letting someone go in front of you at the grocery store
  • Stopping to let someone out of the driveway
  • Sending flowers to a nursing home
  • Putting a pretty bookmark in a library book
  • Bringing your magazines to a doctor's office
  • Leaving extra coupons by the products in the grocery store
  • Cleaning up a little at work
  • Saying hi to a neighbor while on your porch
  • Writing an author or calling a radio station to let them know you appreciate them

More resources for you:

Pay It Forward Movement Stories of kindnesses extended to others

Random Acts of Kindness Foundation What other people are doing

Daily Acts of Kindness Every day find a new suggestion

Journal Star's Random Acts of Kindness Newspaper stories about people caught being kind

Just Give A charity resource web site: find a place to give

What will you do today to bring happiness to someone?


52 Tiny Changes Archive


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