Last week was my birthday and my family was out of town so I was on my own to celebrate. A friend called and asked what I wanted to do for my special day? He said, “you need to decided and then ask.”
This was WAYYYY outside my comfort zone and because I didn’t want to be alone on my birthday, I took on the challenge.
I had a week filled with coffee dates, lunches, phone calls, thoughtful gifts and an extra special dinner at my favourite restaurant.
On monday night, I was at a gathering of my mastermind group. This is with 8 other women and part of the groups deliciousness is when it’s your birthday, they give you the gift of words. Each person takes a turn telling you what they love and appreciate about you. (this is not your ordinary mastermind)
I’ve not been feeling 100% these last few weeks and because of my decreased energy, my emotions have been close to the surface. The giving of words from these lovely women spoke to my heart as well as my absolute belief in the power of Gratitude, in a way that had tears of joy streaming down my face.
I had the good fortune someone recorded it, I’ve listened to it several times since and it’s like getting a new gift over and over. It may seem self-indulgent to keep listening to it, but like a bouquet of flowers, words blossom and their beauty is revealed as the light changes in the room and from a new angle.
Have you ever considered recording what you love or appreciate about someone? Giving it to them as a gift?
Gratitude can be shared in a multitude of ways. You never know how vital it might be for that other person to hear over and over. For example:
• If you have an IPhone there is a record button on the text, then you send it like a text.
• Most phones have a “record message” feature and send it via email or text
• You could call when you know they won’t pick up and leave a voicemail.
• Invite them for a coffee or walk and tell them face to face. (The old fashion kind of recording…directly into their ears)
Leave a comment below on your favourite ways to show your Gratitude to others?