Once upon a time I was told by someone I cared about that they appreciated the fact that it was always about the little things with me.
I took that as a huge compliment because that is the kind of person I want to be known as.
Don’t get me wrong – I’m not going to shy away from the grand gestures, but when you appreciate the little things… the small stuff… life is just more beautiful. Fact is, there will always be the little things and may not always be the grand gestures.
Catch people doing right. Catch people doing good. Focus on the positive qualities of those around you.
Does your child have a glorious imagination? Does your significant other stop to text or call during the day just to say “I was thinking of you”? Does your coworker greet others with a smile?
The best part – especially if the person you are noticing little things from is your partner – is that the people around you want to continue to do little nice things when they receive praise.