Jan 19 / Shannon McGuire

Simple Difference Makers

Being aware of your potential impact is one key aspect of giving.

It’s all too easy to forget how much people feed off affirmation. We all want to feel valued. This is true for our kiddos, too.

A well-timed, “good job” can encourage them to move forward when they feel unable go on. Or—especially in today’s new world—telling them that they are SUPER important to you is vital. Especially if they see you sitting in front of a screen on meetings all day. You’re so close, yet may feel unaccessible.

From toddler to teen, they want to know that they matter—so tell them.

Tell them that meetings aren’t more important than they are.

Tell them that you love them bigger than the universe.

Tell them you are doing what you’re doing for them—even though it might not feel like it.

Most importantly, tell them I LOVE YOU. Those three words carry incredible recharge power. It’s a small, free investment that can create tremendous joy in their lives.

Whether it’s an encouraging note, an audible “well done” or a simple thumbs up, these gestures can make all the difference in the world.

So go on and tell them, I LOVE YOU.