After my niece and nephew visited a while back, I noticed there was a nice little note off to the lower, left-hand corner of the white board in my office. Every time I look at it, I get this feeling of gratitude. It makes me smile, and I also start to think about where my world can use the kind of presence and honesty that I see when I read her little note to us.

As you’re listening to this episode, bring to mind some of the people you’re connected to. Think about the folks you have worked with, people in your family, the community members that you come in to contact with as you go about your day-to-day life. Then, think about the ones you haven’t seen in a while and ask yourself, “Do I miss them?”

I’ll leave it to you to identify what you could do about that (if anything), but I will share with you a personal philosophy of mine:

We live in an acknowledgment-deprived society. There, I said it. I believe that if we could spend even a “little” bit of time each day where we pause and look back on the people who have helped us, the situations we’ve found ourselves in, the ideas for improvement that we see when we look out at the world…

if we did that, we just might find a place where we could place a feeling of gratitude. What if you expressed that, out loud, to the people you have connected with along the way, who you have not seen in a while? Think about how it might affect them if you paused long enough to let them know – in a genuine, giving, heartfelt way – how special they are.

Ready?

Links discussed in this episode:
Your Best Just Got Better – Check out the book on Amazon (I make you a deal about the book in the episode!)
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