All of us live busy lives. Occasionally we might be late for an appointment or date. When possible give yourself lots of time to arrive for your appointments – it is respectful of the time of others.
Annoyances. Just thinking about them gets you frustrated! Scratch small ones around your home off the list e.g. sew on a button, replace a chipped glass, fix a squeaky door!
“Please” and “Thank you” are so easy to say but often forgotten. Who can you say these words to this week?
I recently lost my best friend Joanne, days before my birthday and just months before my wedding. She was very excited to be a part of everything in my life that not having her around, especially for my wedding, reminds me of her lose every-single-day
Paint, draw, bake, make a new craft, build a model or put a puzzle together. It’s also a great option to create gifts for friends and neighbours. Creativity will help elicit positive feelings.
Acknowledge the thoughtfulness of the gifts you received at Christmas by sending thank you notes or messages.
One of the simplest ways to support and recognize each other, whether it’s at work, school, or at home, is to offer timely, sincere, 100-percent positive praise. But is your praise as effective as it could be?
It seems as though the trend lately on social media is all about "2018 was the worst year" and how everyone is "done with 2018". It's easy to follow the trend of being negative with that " I'm over it" and "I don't care" attitude that seems to be so popular. You are human, you care. Focus on the good that happened this year, I know there are some. 2019 can be your year if you enter it with a positive state of mind!
Give Thanks. Another gift where the cell phone is not welcome. When the table is set, and people are about to plunge into their turkey dinner, ask each person to give thanks for just one gift they have been given in the previous year. After each person gives thanks, be sure to let everyone around the table know that their presence in your life makes your life better.
Express Appreciation. Demonstrate your love to those around you in distinctive ways. For example, say, “I appreciate how you dress; I admire your style,” “I appreciate how you never give up but keep fighting!” Showing you care not only elevates the people around you but you as well.