It’s a good day when you find out a Starbucks gift card is coming your way. Karin Berry has had a little contest going and I had an email from her this morning letting me know I won! Thank you, Karin!
Maybe it was finding Karin’s email in my inbox this morning, but I found myself considering how it really is so simple to brighten someone’s day, and how I don’t make the effort often enough to brighten the day of others. I could use the excuse that I’m too busy or too focused on something, or that I’m just naturally introverted, but those are really just that – excuses.
It really doesn’t take much to pause and consider another person and think of something I could do to make their day a bit more special; so why don’t I do it more often?
I am not sure what the answer is, but I do know that having had this thought cross my mind means it is something I should pay attention to. So, my goal for the next while is to purposefully do some little thing on a regular basis to convey the message to someone that they’re special. I was reminded of the following video I watched a few months ago; it kind of says it all. We all want to be validated; we all want to feel special.
So, help me out, won’t you? What little things do you do to make someone feel special and appreciated? Sweet treats? Flowers? Cards? Let’s share some ideas!
And don’t forget that next Tuesday Linda Hubalek will be hereand in honor of her visit I’ll be drawing a name for someone to win a copy of her eBook Trail of Thread. Anyone who has left a comment between May 11 and next Tuesday, and who is a follower of this blog, will be entered in the drawing.