There’s a certain person in my life who builds me up every time I’m in her presence. No matter if I’m in her physical presence or in her social media presence, she makes me feel special and important.
My thoughts turned to her today.
From what I know of her story, she hasn’t always had an easy life. Like all of us, she’s experienced her share of heartache, pain, disappointments and the yuck of life. But ask her about any of that, and she’ll tell you how Jesus has blessed her. And He has, as you can see the fruits of the spirit throughout her beautiful life. Her love for Jesus is evident.
No wonder she makes everyone who crosses her path feel special!
My thoughts then turned to me.
Do I make those in my life feel as special and as important? I might do that for a few, but for every single person?? This is something I’d like to intentionally do better at. But yet, I think the more vibrant our relationship with Jesus is, the more naturally we extend love and care to others.
How about you? How do you do at making people in your life feel special and important? You’re probably pretty good at this, aren’t you?? What specific things do you do?
Here are a handful of ideas:
Five Simple Ways To Make Others Feel Important
1. Find one positive thing about him/her and extend a compliment.
If possible, compliment him/her on a character trait, and how they bless others with it.
2. Offer a word of encouragement.
How can you encourage this person the most at this very moment?
3. Listen intently, without talking about yourself.
Make eye contact and really listen to what he/she has to say.
4. Perform an act of kindness that would mean much to this person.
Could you carry her groceries, buy a cup of coffee, bake him some cookies?
5. Pray for him/her.
He/she may never know you prayed, but God will. You’ll be blessed, and so will he/she.
May we be intentional about making others in our lives feel important! I’d love to read any of your ideas below. If you’re still looking for a New Year’s resolution, this might be a good one!
Have a blessed day!
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