Robyn Spizman
Robyn Spizman
New York Times Bestselling Author & Media Personality

Sweetening The New Year – The Secret To A Good Day

As the Jewish New Year approaches, I’ve often contemplated what makes a good day great.  After all, the days add up to years and ultimately the years define our lives.  I learned what goodness truly means from my generous, community-minded parents of blessed memory.  My beloved father Jack Freedman was a mensch. So was my mom Phyllis. When I asked my dad, “Why are you so good?”  He instantly replied, “I don’t know how to be bad.”

As the holidays approach, sweetening our lives and the lives of others is key.  It can be done by creating meaningful, minute-made moments for ourselves and those around us.  A year is built one day at a time.  Imagine making each day a good, positive, momentous one.  It takes effort and an awareness.  Good days don’t just happen.  They are crafted by our words and an awareness of how we inspire and impact each other.

Even when it’s a bad day, or a really rough year, it’s about keeping the faith and asking for help.  It’s about offering help to someone else who is suffering.  To become the light even when it is dark.  To remember the sweetness of the new year and spread only kindness to others.

Happy New Year!

About the Author
Robyn Spizman is an award-winning New York Times bestselling author, nationally recognized television and radio personality, consumer advocate and leading gift and product experts. A communication's professional and lifestyle influencer, her latest book Loving Out Loud: The Power of A Kind Word (New World Library) was named by the renown author Dawna Markova (who wrote Random Acts of Kindness) as an actual random act of kindness. Robyn is dedicated to brightening the lives of others, creating meaningful memories and sharing creative ways to make the most of every day living life to the fullest. Robyn has appeared in the media for over four decades and was on NBC WXIA TV for over 30 years and seen often nationally on NBC's Today Show. For more information about Robyn and her books, visit her website at