As you probably know, I jettisoned the “One Little Word” idea for 2016 and I’m working on one word a month. Well, January and my word COZY were perfect for me (and several of you from the comments and emails I got – THANK YOU!). I spent a good amount of time in January making soups, cleaning and moving furniture and brightening things up to make our home more cozy. I’ve loved all of the little changes that I’ve made and actually don’t want to leave home some days.
And now for February…
You would think that with Valentine’s Day I would take the easy route and just go with the word LOVE or something. But nope. I want to go deeper. After all, that’s what this whole exercise is about, right? Living deeper.
So I’m choosing the work APPRECIATE and I’m excited about where that might lead. Do you feel appreciated? Do you appreciate others? Do you show it? When someone says they appreciate you do you stop and revel in that thought or blow it off? Do you think about what it is that you do that they appreciate?
Have you asked your SO (significant other) or other family members if they feel that you appreciate them? You know, you may be thinking that you show appreciation but they may see appreciation as something entirely different. You might make their coffee once in a while to show that you appreciate them when they would really like a surprise bouquet of flowers now and then. Ask. Ask how you can show your appreciation. It’s definitely a conversation starter and something that will make a relationship DEEPER and more MEANINGFUL.
Food for thought!
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