Home is Where the Heart Begins: Do You Notice?
Where the Heart Begins
Make a mental note. In fact, make a large note and place it on the refrigerator…for everyone to see.
“Reminder: Tell someone how much you appreciate what they did”
As your family walks by your note, on their way to school, work, or down the hallway, they are reminded of your commitment.
Plus, as time moves on, they’ll see you make the effort, and they’ll want to join in. I mean, who wouldn’t want to be part of the positive trend going around the house?
Yes, that might sound wishy-washy, and for a while, it might be, but you are making a difference. If not in your home, perhaps at school or work. They will realize that making an effort to appreciate another is a plus in any relationship; not just home.
If you accomplish that with your note, then you are making change happen. How will you know? Through the conversations, you have with your family, by the compliment they give you, or perhaps through something you hear one of them say to a friend. It could be as simple as them telling you. Sometimes, somewhere you will hear something, and you’ll know.
So grab a piece of paper, or maybe a dry erase board that allows you to continually change the message, and write yourself a reminder.