Feb 5, 2010

Thoughtful Thursday

Here are some really simple ways to show your appreciation for those who impact your life in a positive way. 

~ A heart felt thank-you note/card.

~ Gift certificate to their favorite coffee shop.

~ Fresh baking for their early morning meeting.

~ Fresh cut flowers to be passed around the office. Include a card that says: A little something to brighten your day. I’m yours for two hours then give me away.

~ Invite your friend or co-worker out for a cup of coffee or a drink after work.

~ Lend a hand when a friend or family member is painting or remodeling their home.

~ If you know your friend wants to get organized but is having a tough time starting, buy them a book on organizing, some containers and nice notebook.

~ Cook a meal so they don’t have to after a long day at work.

~ Frame one of their favorite pictures.

~ Share a plant or a plant clipping.

~ Pick up some groceries and drop them off  to someone homebound in your neighborhood on your way home.

~ Return a favor. If your neighbor always shovels your walk way or mows your grass get out there before him or her and do theirs for a change.

~ Watch your niece or nephew or neighbor's child(ren) for an afternoon to give their parents some time off.

~ Make reservations at their favorite restaurant.

~ Make a candle light dinner at home for your spouse.

~Give a hug. Simple as that.

~ Tell them what you think they are particularly great at.

~ Write notes to leave on a pillow, a computer keyboard, or in a lunch box.

~ Give a hand made gift. 

Make a special day just for them. Plan a day for them around what they enjoy. Go with them if it’s appropriate.

Our relationships with others are what enrich our lives. Take time to show the people who make your life better how much you appreciate them and how much they matter.


Anonymous said...

~ Lend a hand when a friend or family member is painting or remodeling their home.

My in-laws have laid flooring in 4 of our rooms just because we needed help. I know it's not all romantic, but it makes me teary eyed thinking about their generosity.

Jacqueline said...

A nice post to start the weekend!...Showing kindness and appreciation to one another is an easy way to make your life/their life and the world a better, nicer place.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Oooo, I like the 2 hour travelling bouquet idea! I may try that at the office sometime -- a lovely little pick-me-up to brighten the workday!

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