In our last issue we talked about giving the gift of a good relationship. For me, good relationships contain Love. Here is another way to look at and how to give Love during this season that celebrates the gift of the greatest Love one could ever receive!
L - Listen. Listen without judgment, without trying to fix. Just listen with an open heart so you can hear the heart that is being revealed in the message.
O - Open. Be Open to different perspectives and ideas. Open to opportunities or different approaches. Open to new ways of looking at things and doing things.
V - Validate. The ones you care about. Tell them how special they are and why. Thank them for all that they do for you and for others. Tell them how much you appreciate their strengths and what those are.
E - Encourage Everyone. It is so easy to find what is wrong and to express that. This Holiday Season and throughout the New Year, look for ways to encourage people with their dreams, their goals, their decisions, through whatever struggles they may be having. Tell them how much you believe in them for who they are and what they do.
Two of the most basic emotional human needs are to feel accepted for who you are and connected to something greater than yourself. If we respond to the people in our lives by Listening, Openness, Validation and Encouragement; they will feel accepted, connected and loved. What greater gift can we give than L.O.V.E.!!!
Thank you to all of our readers, customers and friends who receive this newsletter. We appreciate your loyalty and interest and look forward to spreading the L.O.V.E. to more and more of you in the New Year.
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Finally, ROI would like to thank all of our subscribers and readers of our newsletter. We hope that you have been blessed with the information you have received and we wish you the Merriest of Christmas’s or whatever your tradition is this Holiday Season. We hope to see more of you in the New Year!
Dana Riker Jackson