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POOP in 15 – Mind, day 2

What is POOP in 15?  It is a series for people who want more order in their lives, but don’t have a lot of time to devote to doing it.


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Yesterday, you were supposed to give three compliments to some strangers.  Did you get it done?  How did it go?  Was it terrible, or liberating?

Today, you’re going to do the same thing, BUT you’re giving those compliments to someone in your family.  Remember the rules – they have to be realistic, honest, and genuine.  You can’t phone this one in.

The idea for this post came on the Fourth of July at my in-laws.  Troy’s cousin and her husband have an 11 month old baby.  I remember what a hard time that is (hell, it’s all hard), and they were such a great parenting team.  I walked up to them when they were feeding her, and said “you guys are such great parents” and walked away.

The next day, I got a text from his cousin saying how much they appreciated that comment and how it meant so much to the both of them.

Duh moment for me.

It’s so easy to forget to tell the people you love and are closest too that you appreciate and respect them.  The people we see every day and will be there no matter what we do, are always the casualties when time and patience is short.  How often do we go about our days without remembering that the people around us need reinforcement of our love for them?

So, call, write, or tell someone in your family in person that they’re important to you.

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One comment on “POOP in 15 – Mind, day 2”

  1. Today while my husband was out getting a tire fixed, I sent him a text telling him how much I appreciate everything he does for me and our girls and what a great guy I think he is. What I didn’t know was that the tire had only taken a couple of minutes and at the time I sent the text, he and our oldest daughter were buying little gifts for the other two girls and for me! I tend to need to remind myself to focus on the POSITIVE in people (especially husband people), so that was a good lesson for me today!

    I am also working really hard on praising good behavior with my middle girl since we’re trying to stop the tantrum-throwing. So I got multiple opportunities to compliment just that way today!