February is full of warm & fuzzy holidays, like:
2/14 Valentine's Day
2/4 Thank your Mailman Day
2/7 Send a Card to a Friend Day
2/17 Random Acts of Kindness Day
Today's post is all about SIMPLE ways to show you care. Gestures don't have to be grand in order to spread positivity and make someone's day, so hopefully this post serves as a reminder of how you can do your part to make the world a happier place (it's SO needed right now).
Send a Text
If this is ALL you can muster right now, don't let something that feels superficial like a text stop you from doing it. It can be someone you talk to all the time, or someone you haven't connected with in a while. Send them a text! It doesn't need to be a question or anything with the expectation of response. Something like, "Just wanted to let you know that I'm thinking of you and hope you're doing well" or "Today I saw ___ and thought of you!" NO ONE will complain about getting that notification on their phone. Get even more personal with a, "You know what I've always admired about you? _______" I mean, come onnnnn.
Drop off a Treat
If you live nearby, stop by and leave a treat you know they enjoy on their porch. They don't need to be home or rearrange their schedule to meet up, but they get a fun surprise and feel that much more special that you took the time to do that.
Don't live nearby? It may seem cheesy, but I like to send digital gift cards when I know someone could use a pick-me-up. The point isn't to spend a ton of money, it's just to show them they're cared about and brighten their day!
Send a Card
Tried and true snail mail! Somewhere like Paper Luxe will have a HUGE selection of cards so you can find one that fits your loved one perfectly. Then, add a little flair by decorating the envelope! Remember in middle school when we'd write notes and decorate them?? It's silly, innocent, and fun!
Put Together a Box
If you want to do a little more, set a budget and head to your favorite shop. Grab items in your pal's favorite color to make it cute and bundle a little personalized gift for them! Again, this isn't about the money spent it's about the time and thought you put in. That makes people feel so worthy.
If this is overwhelming, you can get help curating a box from All Things Sheek!
Acts of Service
I saw something recently (probably on TikTok) about how when you ask someone just generally what they need, that person is likely to say nothing. BUT! If you text them and say, "I'm at the store, what can I pick up for you while I'm here?" They are more likely to respond.
This is such a great, simple way to help a new mom (or really any parent during the pandemic...) or someone you know might be a little overwhelmed.
What other simple ways can you think of to brighten someone's day or show your appreciation for who they are?