- Telling one of Tyler's former teachers, Cassie, that he still talks about her. She smiled from ear to ear at that news and responded, "Really? That makes me feel good!"
- Hand delivering a green lifesaver to my colleague/friend, Katie. She had mentioned that green was her favorite lifesaver the week before. Her response, "It's the little things!"
- Posting a message on Facebook that complimented my dad on raising $6000 for children's cancer research -- and watching over 20 people "like" my dad's efforts.
- Last but not least, throwing a party for my mom this weekend. She hasn't seen Tyler in two months (a record) since she broke her wrist. We celebrated their reunion in style: balloons, cake, and all!
I realized something this week. We have every reason to undertake Principle #9. It's easy! In this day and age, it's as simple as writing on people's Facebook walls or shooting them a quick e-mail. Even better, it's as easy as looking friends and loved ones straight in the eye and telling them - or showing them - they matter.
Make someone feel important this week. It will do wonders for his/her morale - and just watch what it does for your own.
|Tyler showing off the cake he made for Grandma!|