This week I'm back on Japanese for a bit. Kaizen, if you want to get technical about it, mostly refers to a business philosophy but I'm using it to suit my own purposes here: it means continuous improvement.
Now in a business setting it's pretty obvious why that would be a thing, but it also works for life in general, doesn't it?
We can always improve. In our skills, in our relationships, in the way we treat others.
We can always choose to improve.
I know I've said it before, that I say it all the time, but it bears repeating; we can be better today than we were yesterday, always. There's no level cap here, it's not a video game.
And sometimes the improvements are small. That's ok. They're still progress, and small things add up.
God created us with free will - the freedom to not care, to choose to be unkind, yes, but also the freedom to be better, to be continuously improving.