Often times we find ourselves in such a hurry that it can be difficult to take a moment to look around and take stock of the meaningful relationships that we have. Birthdays, anniversaries, and other “special” events are a great reminder for us to tell people what they mean to us…but, they don’t have to be the only times we celebrate the important people in our lives.
In this article, we will investigate various opportunities, both planned and spontaneous, that can serve as perfect chances to celebrate those who matter most to us.
Let’s start with one of the most obvious times we can celebrate the most important people in their lives: Birthdays. Sure, this may seem obvious, but birthdays can be a celebration of more than just a present. They can be a spectacular time to stop and remind someone just how meaningful they are in your life. Understandably, we’re not all wordsmiths who are good at naturally expressing our deepest sentiments, so whether you’re sending birthday wishes for your mom or trying to find a meaningful way to tell your friend they matter, there are numerous online resources that can aid you.
Times of Difficulty
Another ideal time to express your gratitude for someone in your life is when they are going through difficult times. Sometimes, when circumstances of life can make it hard to keep the right perspective, it’s helpful to know that you’ve been important to others so when your friend or family member is struggling, take a moment to tell them just how much they mean to you. There are so many different scenarios which can hinder someone from being their normal, happy self so exploring a number of ways of being there for them will help you find the right approach.
In Every Day Situations
Sometimes, the most authentic way to celebrate the important role someone plays in your life is by reminding them in small ways in otherwise-regular situations. Sure, it’s great to choose birthdays or trying times to reinforce the meaningful relationship that individual may play in your life; however, finding ways in the normal day-to-day times of life to express your gratitude and celebrate those individuals can let them know they truly matter to you. By taking the time to express yourself, and by doing so consistently, you can truly demonstrate that someone matters to you and that you’re continually aware of it and grateful.
When choosing how you’d like to celebrate the important people in your life, the greatest thing to keep in mind is to do so in a way that is natural to you and meaningful to them. Take time to think about the ways in which the people who matter most to you try to show their gratitude to you as this can often be their subtle way of showing how they’d like to be shown gratitude, as well. Pay attention to whether someone demonstrates their happiness that you’re a part of their life through the amount of time they spend with you, the words they choose to express to you, or even the gifts they give you. Often times we think to show our thankfulness and celebrate others in the way we’d want them to do for us so making note of these acts can help you decipher the way they may most want to be celebrated, too.
By taking the time to remind someone they matter to you and celebrating their importance in your life, you not only are potentially brightening their day, but you may very well also be influencing them to take the time to remind you of your importance to them, too. We’re all busy and even though we know that we care about those around us, we can occasionally take for granted that the things we know to be true in our minds are consistently being expressed outwardly by our actions and words. By celebrating the important people in our lives, we increase the likelihood that they, too, are reminded to express their happiness that we are a part of their lives, as well.