Monday Minute – Thoughtful Gestures


 

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Thoughtful gestures are so simple to do and yet so rare.

Think about it.  How often do you compliment a complete stranger?  Do you say thank you to the establishments where you give your business?  What about your children?  Spouse?  Friends?

We don’t compliment or say thank you enough.

Here are a couple of ways to make these two things more a part of your lifestyle.

  1.  If you have children, make a THANK YOU chart.  Mark an “X” after each persons name for every sincere thank you they give for one week.  Here are some ideas you can suggest. “Thank you for doing a chore”.  “Thank you for the delicious dinner.”  “Thank you for your great attitude.”  “Thank you for not complaining.”  “Thank you for doing that without being asked.”  “Thank you for working so hard.”  “Thank you for loving me today”.
  2. Make a concerted effort to compliment one new person at work every day this week.  (Be careful with the opposite sex for obvious reasons).  Find unique things, not compliments that they might receive all the time.

What other suggestions do you have for thoughtful gestures to add to your every day life? Please share in the comments below.

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