You have been loved so much and so deeply that you may be taking for granted the enormity of the grace it confers. So let me remind you: To be loved is a great privilege. If you’re smart, you pause regularly to bask in the knowledge that there is someone out there who cares for you and want you to succeed and hold you in their thoughts with fondness. Animals, too: You’ve been the recipient of their boundless affection.

Choose to acknowledge this love this coming year by surprising someone who doesn’t deserve it with a kind gesture of love and kindness.