One wonderful way to spread kindness is to honor loved ones' special events: birthdays, yes, but also relationship anniversaries, accomplishments, and days of mourning.
We strengthen relationships when we join with others in their joys, and show up, fully present, in their times of sadness. #JoinInJoy #ShowUpForSadness
Many people have come to rely on Facebook, which automates reminders for birthdays and some other events: e.g., "It's been two years since you and X became friends on Facebook!"
However, Facebook has significant limitations when used as a calendar:
One solution is to create a custom Google calendar, specifically to plan for special events (which Streamlined can make quick work of, or you can do yourself!):
Do you have another calendar solution you use? What are its pros and cons? Comments welcome!
Steven Cohen is the owner of Streamlined by Steven, a professional organizing company based in DC and Maryland.