In the age of instant feedback and an overload of messages, a sweet note or positive comment can easily get lost or overlooked - especially when having a bad day. So, a few days ago, Erin shared a nifty little rainy day advice she got from her sister and I thought you’d like it too.
"…Cait suggested that I make a special label in my Gmail account and that I call it “for a rainy day.”
Filed under that label, should be every kind, supportive, sweet, and loving note that I have ever received. Every nicety sent from an old boss. Every supportive email from a professor. Every kind boost of confidence from an old friend. Every out-of-the-blue note from a blog reader. This way, she explained, that on a rainy day - or on a perfectly sunny day that still somehow felt grey - I could visit the label and read through the kindnesses that had been sent my way and feel better.
Notes for a rainy day can soften even the hardest edges. And I think we all deserve to be reminded of goodness - our own and other peoples’ - on rainy days and sunny ones.”
Wonderful idea, isn't it?
I created my folder right after reading this, and I bet it will come in handy during those winter blues. Hope you'll make one too or send a sweet little note to someone who needs it. Cheers!
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P.P.S: Two words that can change a day.
(Photo by Valeria Picerno. Quote by Reading My Tea Leaves)