I first posted about Reaching Out in 2011 after seeing this sweet photo of two of my grand sons reaching out to each other in this simple way – brother to brother as they faced a slippery path. The photo immediately struck me as a simple guideline for life – reach out.
Each of us has at least one relationship that needs a little nurturing, a bit of care or perhaps even a new start. Make today, the day you do that. (Or, at least this week!)
Be a bit more understanding, open and patient.
Reach out to someone you might not normally reach out to, or not often enough, or not as willingly, or with such kindness. Let gentleness rule your day.
Make a call, sit with them or stay longer by their side.
Listen. Really listen to what they are saying, focus on what they care about, not what you have to do next. Simply listen.
Find a way to be a part of what they care about. And, let them know you care.
Sit closer, lean in, hold their hand, touch their shoulder or look into their eyes. Connect.
Reaching out will leave you both smiling!
Photo Courtesy of Luann Koerper
And, before you go to bed relive the moments you created. They are worth savoring.
You can do it!
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