I have a special folder in my email called "pick me ups." These are messages that various people sent me which brightened my day and gave me warm fuzzies. If I'm ever feeling a little blue, I can always go to that folder and read about how wonderful I am (even if these people were seriously deluded, it still makes me feel better). The messages range from simple happy birthday wishes to ladies from a scrapbooking board telling me they like my stuff to friends letting me know how much they love me to the Stake President telling me I was doing okay in my extremely difficult calling.
I like my pick me up folder a lot.
Do you have one, too?
I bring it up because yesterday, a fun blogger named Trying to Stay Calm posted a little blurb about how it's the small things that make a big difference. And only a few hours after I read that, I got an email from a friend that totally made my day and went straight into my pick me up folder. That really solidified it for me. It wasn't very difficult for my friend to do that, and she easily could have just ignored the urge to do so. But she didn't. And we're both better off for it, I'm sure.
So, since I totally have the authority, I am making today, November 13, National Tell Someone Exactly Why They're So Wonderful Day. It can be anyone. Your husband (write him a nice love letter), your mom (call her), your sibling (send an email), your friend (send a text message), a blogger you've never even met but love (post a comment). Anyone who has somehow touched your life and for whom you are grateful.
Go now. Do it. I dare you.
I promise you that you'll feel great, and so will someone else. The world will be a better place today.
All because of a little note of gratitude and love.