The theme of my week has been the importance of showing up. In a world where with the click of a mouse and/or the swipe of a debit card we can send condolences, comfort, and pseudo connection I’ve been struck by the power of showing up. No one can read your mind and often our intentions are assumed by others. By showing up we communicate our thoughts and intent clearly.
Here are some ideas of how to show up in your life for those most important to you:
Take flowers to someone
Say thank you in person
Look people in the eye
Compliment what you admire
Shake someone’s hand
If you love them, say it! Again and again.
When you feel the urge to say just about anything to make someone feel better; hug them instead.
Hold your loved ones hand
Be patient with emotion. Feelings come and go but some linger… that’s ok.
Human interaction truly matters. Don’t let the digital world fool you into thinking otherwise.