My husband Ryan had a wisdom tooth removed today. His surgeon just called to see how he is doing. It’s 8:50PM on Friday! That’s a doc who cares. I love this guy and am thinking of reasons to make an appointment with him- not that I am so fond of oral surgery…but it really moved me. How much do you go out of your way for people- clients, customers, family, friends?
I come from a family built on small business values so it’s not new to me, yet I am still blown away that Dr M just called us to check in. He also said how special my husband, using the words “bright aura” and I swear I did not bait him into it. I can tell he saw Ryan as a human being beyond a patient. That matters.
In life, love, families and business, details may change but real values remain and heavily impact lives. What does it mean to you- across the board in your life? Do you go out of your way for people? Tell me what stands out for you.
Do you ever withhold love, care or hesitate to go the extra mile? Sometimes I try to find the perfect thing to say, do, give or share in order to really prove how much I care or appreciate someone or something. Sometimes I miss the moment because I took too long to figure out how to do it right.
Caring isn’t about how much you do or how well you do it. It’s about how you do what you do. One phone call, note or gesture from your true heart and soul can matter more than anything else that looks perfect on the outside. Don’t get me wrong, I love beauty and fully support doing things with intention and care so that they feel completely infused with all of your heart and aesthetic. Go for it! We all know the difference. When you mean it, you feel it and other people feel it too. When you are just saying words without connection to them, you feel the emptiness just as the recipient does.
When I ask you this question every week, I really mean it because I really care about you. If you don’t already know this, I’m asking myself the question too. Often my answer has something to do with fear or being shy or feeling like I’m just too much. And though I am not a prisoner to that anymore, it still comes up. When you check in with yourself, is there anything lingering for you? If so, what are you waiting for?
All Love, Ali