This is the final Monday and final few days of 2020. How does that feel? If you were to describe the year 2020 in one word, what would that word be? Or if you were to write a book about 2020, what would the title be?
You might be aware there has been a ton of new research on the impact of isolation and the findings are not great. In fact, much of the scientific and medical fields now believe that isolation might be worse for our health than heart disease. What?
We have all heard the marketing slogans: “Buy one, give one.” “Buy one, get one.” Maybe you have purchased a few products because one of these campaigns worked its magic on you.
A smile can light up a room. A smile can change someone’s day. A smile let’s someone know that you see them.
The year 2020 has been as challenging and conflicting as any year in our recent past. From political divides to racial injustices to lives lost to the pandemic to economic challenges to school and business closures to isolation to so many other
There is a saying you have most likely heard before. It goes something like, “lower your expectations and you will never be disappointed.” Have you heard it before? Better yet, are you okay with it? Because we are not.
At the core of embracing how much you matter to yourself, to others, and to the world is the understanding of cause and effect. Maybe we don’t think about this as much as we should, but we are powerful beings.
If someone asked you, “If you had one hour to do anything you want, as long as it is for you, what would you do?” how would you answer their question? What if they only offered the timeframe of 15 minutes? Or what if they offered a full day? How would you respond?
When was the last time you were in a store and an employee came up to you to see if you needed help? Can you recall the moment? Can you also recall how you responded? Our guess is something like this, “No thank you, I am just looking.”
“I hope you are having a great day.” “I’ve always wanted to tell you that your smile lights up a room.” “Thank you for being such a patient friend and a great listener.” “Love your jacket.” “You’re the best.” “You rock.” “You matter.”