POOP in 15 - Mind, day 2

What is POOP in 15?  It is a series for people who want more order in their lives, but don't have a lot of time to devote to doing it.


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Yesterday, you were supposed to give three compliments to some strangers.  Did you get it done?  How did it go?  Was it terrible, or liberating?

Today, you're going to do the same thing, BUT you're giving those compliments to someone in your family.  Remember the rules - they have to be realistic, honest, and genuine.  You can't phone this one in.

The idea for this post came on the Fourth of July at my in-laws.  Troy's cousin and her husband have an 11 month old baby.  I remember what a hard time that is (hell, it's all hard), and they were such a great parenting team.  I walked up to them when they were feeding her, and said "you guys are such great parents" and walked away.

The next day, I got a text from his cousin saying how much they appreciated that comment and how it meant so much to the both of them.

Duh moment for me.

It's so easy to forget to tell the people you love and are closest too that you appreciate and respect them.  The people we see every day and will be there no matter what we do, are always the casualties when time and patience is short.  How often do we go about our days without remembering that the people around us need reinforcement of our love for them?

So, call, write, or tell someone in your family in person that they're important to you.