We all have great people in our lives. The ones who go out of their way to do something extra... That friend who checks in with you when you're feeling down... That colleague at the office who helped you with a project when you really needed it...
Whether it's the person who picked up your kids when you were under the weather, or the person who remembered your favorite cup of coffee on the day that you really needed it, there are good people all around us.
Let's make sure we let them know how much they are appreciated for what they do and how great they make life.
Surprise a friend or a colleague with their own appreciation day. Oh yes, you read that right. They won't even see it coming :). So for example, if your friend's name is Amanda, pick a day in February (or sooner) and make it Amanda Appreciation Day! Give that friend a card or a handwritten note that says "you're awesome" in however many words you'd like. Then, if you can, do one other small special thing for that person that day.
We'll let you get creative with that other special thing. It can be a treat to lunch or coffee. It can be that you baked cookies and brought them into the office for them. It can be a moment of self-care (manicure, pedicure, etc). It can be a cool small item that you know they'll love (or a $5 - 10 gift card to help them get something they love.... Amazon.com or iTunes are always popular).
Sometimes we don't say thank you enough, and other times someone goes unnoticed. Think to yourself right now, who's been really awesome lately? Is there anyone that I can celebrate for just how wonderful they are?