Being told you are appreciated is one of the simplest and yet most amazing things you can hear.
So many people are feeling stressed. Almost everyone is trying to do what they can to help. Maybe as we head into the pandemic home stretch, it is time for all of us to look around and find someone special. Notice something kind they did and say to them, ‘I appreciate you’.
Just a suggestion. Your mileage may vary.
This weekend I’m thinking about a furniture store owner in Texas. During the time without heat last week, he allowed people in the neighborhood without heat to use his store and the furniture in it. I’ve also heard he has space in the back used by a group called the ‘Virtues Preschool’. How cool is that?
Let me tell you about a few items we have that designed to help nurture relationships.
This Angel of Joy Greeting Card says: “I beg of God that ye be bringers of joy, even as are the angels in heaven – Abdu’l-Baha.”
It is the perfect way to say “Thank you, you’ve been an angel.” 1 for $2.5 or 5 for $10
Life Dice is a game that is both fun to play and creates connections between people of all ages. They are great for family dinner conversations, classrooms, and team-building activities.
It consists of a set of two rustic wooden dice. One has six conversation-starting questions, and the other tells the player how to answer in a quirky way, which adds to the fun. $14
Wallet sized ‘Ways to Praise’ cards
This helps children identify their strengths and encourages them to build on them.
Wallet sized ‘Ways to Praise’ cards. 10 for$3 or 100 for $15
These fine-point gel pens will make you feel wonderful when you use them, and even better when you give them away. 1 for $1 or 12 for $9.
Kindness Thank-You card
Expressions of gratitude create bonds of love between people, and encourage us to look for the good in everyone. This is only one of the things our world needs more of right now. 1 for $2.50 or 5 for $10.
That’s all for now. May your coming week be full of bright lights and happiness.
Dr. Karen Saint Rain