From The Positive Perspective.......
Whether it's Mother's Day, Father's Day, Graduation, birthday or anniversary we tend to remember those special days and thank others for being in our lives or for supporting us. What if we were to remember these individuals or any individuals in our life for that matter on just a regular ordinary day?
Just recently my daughter commented after we had been at a neighbor's house that this person was one of her favorite neighbors. I never knew that. I asked her if she minded if I told that neighbor and she said that would be fine. Well, I told that neighbor and she was honored and said it had made her day. I had no clue that it would impact her that much but was so happy that it did.
Think of some ways you can make someone's day and go for it. Call someone you haven't talked to in ages just to say hi and let them know you were thinking of them. Bring some cookies to a neighbor you have never met - even though you have lived there for five years. Call your spouse or partner or parent at work just to say you love them. Tell a store manager about a clerk or sales person who has gone over and above to help you with something. When you receive excellent service over the phone with a company, ask if you can send their manager an email about how helpful they have been.
We are so quick to complain when people do us wrong, remember to give credit when people go out of their way to help us. We get caught up in "stuff" so much these days that we tend to forget to give appreciation to even those we know are there for us every day. Make a date with your son or daughter just to be together and do something fun. Surprise a spouse or parent with an unexpected hug or card of thanks. You are only limited by your imagination. Remembering people in this way can make you both feel good - if you let it.
So enjoy every day that you live here on this wonderful planet and look for ways to give some simple appreciation to those around you. You may even get some back from an unexpected place yourself. Watch that good feeling spread.
It helps to look at it From the Positive Perspective.....