Welcome back to 8 Weeks of Giving! This year, we’re dedicating our series to activities that can support mental health, directly or indirectly. During COVID and the holidays, mental health struggles can be a challenge for so many. Our goal is to do small acts of kindness each week to lift up those around us (and ourselves) and support greater wellbeing in our community.
This week’s activity has to do with one key word: appreciation.
We all want to know that we’re appreciated. Studies show that employees who feel appreciated are more likely to be engaged at work, go the extra mile, and have more satisfaction on the job. Appreciation is also a powerful and important way to nurture relationships with clients, colleagues, and of course, people in our personal lives.
This week, I gave someone a call to let them know how much I appreciated them!
I called my friend, client, and colleague Rose Deal, the Director of Economic Development at Orange County, VA. I thanked Rose for being a friend, client, and great source of referrals.
It took just one minute to do, and was well worth that one minute of time. 🙂
It’s so common to just be in touch with people these days through text messages, emails, and social media – and so, taking the time to call someone and show them appreciation can leave a lasting impression.
Who can you call this week just to let them know how much you appreciate them?
We hope you’ve enjoyed our 8 Weeks of Giving series so far! Leave a comment below to share any way you’ve been inspired to do small acts of kindness in your world.
‘Til next time,