The note below is from a friend who’s had a lot of life to deal with recently, and hasn’t started the project yet. Look at how, even before she’s begun, her attitude is changing.

Hi Kathi,

Thought you might be interested in knowing that even though I haven’t formally started my project yet that just knowing that I need to sit down and put some planning into it has caused me to be a kinder and gentler mate and more thoughtful wife. I find myself with more patience, being kinder with my words, and less demanding for his time. Interesting, huh?