by John Prusa
We don’t outgrow those feelings of anticipation and excitement when we get mail, no matter how old we are. It’s the felling you get when you know someone in some distant far away place is thinking about you and you’re thinking about them. Those are good feelings and they conjure up good memories. In order to have good memories some one had to make an effort to connect with you.
You can instill those good feelings and good memories into the people you meet by taking a moment of your day to write them a note. That’s right. In your own handwriting jot down why this person is important to you or how they make you feel when you spend time with them or how you couldn’t have completed your assignment/project without their contribution.
I think it was Dale Carnegie that said when you meet someone imagine they have a sign hanging from their neck that says “Make me feel special.” You may never know how special you’ll make someone feel by taking a moment of your time to express yourself to someone. Go ahead jot it down. Mail it, hand it to them or stick it in their shirt pocket on their way out the door. Reminding people you care about, about how much you care has far more value than any amount of cash. How many people will you make feel special?