Sometime last year, I received a very generous gift and a note from someone. It read:

‘I may not say it always, but I mean it whenever I say it : Thank you for all the things you’ve done for me.’

As much as I liked the present, the note is what really touched me. No, I hadn’t realized or remembered exactly what I had done for this person, but apparently she did.

Watch this video to see what a difference a note can make to someone’s life.

Find Someone Note Worthy Today

As we approach World Kindness Day, I’d urge you to take the time today to write a note (or several) to someone (or many) who has touched your life in some way. While a handwritten note is the best, don’t wait to buy stationery – send an email, a Facebook message or even a text message.

Appreciate someone. I plan to write a few notes to people I tend to take for granted, appreciating them for all they do.

Encourage someone. You never know when your words might help someone who is feeling down to pull themselves out of depression.

Send someone a ‘remember when we….’ note, talking about a shared memory.  I’ve been thinking about some great laughs a colleague and I used to have and I plan to reconnect with her with a ‘remember when…..’ message on Facebook since I don’t have her email.

Surprise a vendor or a supplier with a note of appreciation. Even a fantastic online review would be a great act of kindness. A restaurant owner called me recently to thank me for a mention and pictures I shared in a blog post. He was most grateful.

Write a note of forgiveness. Write a note asking for forgiveness. A few months ago I wrote an email asking someone to forgive me and although I didn’t deserve a response from that person, she was gracious enough to accept my apology and reconnect with me.

Find note worthy people today!

 

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November 13th is World Kindness Day! A global 24-hour celebration dedicated to paying-it-forward and focusing on the good.