Always Show Others That You Genuinely Care

This month hosts National Parents as Teachers Month! I’m so excited to have Cheryl Bastian (educator, author, speaker, evaluator, mentor, blogger) on to speak with us about homeschooling and being both teacher and parent! We’ll talk about your VIP role as teacher and mom, learning styles, the big C words- curriculum and character, and most importantly life skills high school students need for life!

There are many people in our lives that are extremely important to us. Even if we don’t talk to them regularly or hang out with them all the time, they can still hold a special place in our hearts.

However, many people won’t know how much of an impact they’ve made on a person’s life unless they’re told. It may feel awkward to go around telling people how much they mean to you, but it will make them feel more appreciated if you do. It could also bring the two of you closer together as a result.

Sharing your feelings could be a scary thought at first, but there are many ways to go about showing others you care. Do whatever feels the most comfortable for you.

Tell Them in Person

It’s one thing to send a text or email telling someone how important they are, but sometimes telling them in person can be much more meaningful. Even little things like telling them to be safe when they drive home can help those that are close to you feel more wanted.

You don’t have to go on a huge monologue to tell someone how much you care for them because sometimes the little things you say can make all the difference. The more often you become open about your feelings, the easier it will become.

Check up on Them Often

Even if you haven’t talked to a friend in a while or even if they live far away, it can still be a good idea to contact them occasionally just to see how they’re doing. You never really know when they may need some advice or someone to talk to, so it is a good to be kind to them and let them know that you’re there for them.

Even if everything is going great in their life, it can still be fun for them to talk to a friend they haven’t heard from in a while. Or, if it is someone you talk to a lot, they will still appreciate that you’re always willing to talk to them.

Send Them a Letter

It may seem old-fashioned, but sometimes if you have a lot to say that you’d prefer not to share face-to-face, a letter or email about how you feel could help make a person smile. For example, if you recently moved to a new place, you could email everyone back in your hometown that had a good influence on you and send them a message letting them know you’re still thinking about them and you appreciate all that they’ve done for you.

This is a gesture that they are likely to remember and will bring a smile to their face when they read it. Many people don’t realize how much they’ve affected others. Sometimes the little things we do have a great impact on others than we think.

Help Out When You Can

Life can keep you busy sometimes, but don’t let that take too much time away from your loved ones. If your friend needs help with something or if they need some support, always try your best to be there for them. Even if they don’t ask for assistance, don’t be afraid to volunteer if you think they could use a hand.

A kind gesture can go a long way, especially when it is least expected. Some people do not want to ask for help in fear of bothering others, so reaching out to them yourself can be a great help.

Keep in Touch

Even if you move away or don’t have time to hang out with someone as much, it doesn’t mean you have to stop caring. Occasionally call or text them to keep in touch. If they have social media, follow them, so that you can keep up with their lives even if you don’t get to see them often. It’s a simple thing to do, but it can help people to know that they are still a part of your life no matter what.

There are lots of different ways to show others that you care. If someone is important to you, make sure you let them know. Don’t just keep it to yourself or take them for granted because then they may not feel as accepted and happy around you.

Be kind to those you care about and let them know how you feel about them. If more people act this way, then there will be more kindness spread between people and more overall happiness between friends and colleagues.

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