Leigh-Kathryn had such a sweet story to share with me at lunch. Just the day before, she decided to venture to her office downtown on a bicycle. Pretty standard, right? Well, her peaceful ride was suddenly interrupted by a torrential downpour. Imagine Leigh-Kathryn riding and sliding down a hill soaked to the core of her outfit. Now, put a laughing smile on her face. Surprisingly, the rain made her journey much more serendipitous. "I love when I'm aware enough of the little things in my day," Leigh-Kathryn said with a smile. I asked her what she was excited for this year. She then excitedly told me that at home, her and her roommates keep a "Good Things" jar. Leigh-Kathryn explained that they make a habit to document the good things in life, both large and small. They then store the good notes in the jar to be rediscovered at the end of the year. What she was most excited about is getting to the end of the year to count her blessings. Life is hard. And for Leigh-Kathryn, one of the greatest remedies for temporary distraught phases in a day is turning her eyes to simple goodness. "My life philosophy is 'Have courage and be kind.' It's a quote from Cinderella!" Leigh-Kathryn laughed. She reminded me of the fact that people must strive to be a little uncomfortable and a lot more kind. That sometimes means doing lost acts like writing a hand-written thank you card instead of sending an email. It can also mean being kind to yourself and attending that impromptu rain dance party you've needed all this time.