It’s the small things.

It’s Friendship Friday! This is the day to focus on giving back or paying it forward. Last week I talked about listening. This week I want to talk about the details.

When you are in a relationship with a spouse, significant other, or friend it is often the little things that will drive you crazy. It’s not the big things that usually break us. It’s that little thing that is done over and over again.

As much as this is about the negative, it can also be about the positive. Remember to pay attention if their hair was cut recently. If there is a new outfit. Or simply if they called you. Say thank you more. Mail the card or note.

The small things add up to make a difference.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Just listen.

It’s Friendship Friday! This is the day to focus on giving back or paying it forward. Instead of thinking about what to do or buy to make someone feel better, loved, or wanted maybe it’s just time to listen. I learned this from my daughter this week. She was on the phone, yes phone, not texting or messaging, and just being a friend. One of her friends had a difficult day and she was laying on her bed with ear buds (headphones) and simply just listening. Not really talking but listening. Not giving advice but just being present for her friend.

This was a great reminder for me to set aside time to just be present for those closest to me. So I will ask you, how often do you truly listen to those around you?

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂