Love Builds Resiliency
I know that love builds resiliency. So who doesn’t love receiving a special note of affection from someone they cherish?
Well…my boys don’t! Or a least that is what they told me. Apparently my love notes added to their lunchbox when I was out of town were embarrassing.
Whenever I went out of town for the night, I wrote notes to my sons wishing them a great day or luck on their test and of course, how much I love and would miss them. It way my way of showing them that I loved them and supported them. I guess as boys get older, this is seen as not cool. Opening your lunch bag and having one of these fall out in front of your friends is horrifying. How could their mother do this to them?
It was so ‘horrible’ though, that one day I found several of these notes tucked away in my son’s room. When questioned, he admitted that he did really like them, but he would prefer to get those notes on his pillow instead.
Okay – I could live with that.
It is easy to forget to say loving things in person, but it is very important that our children, our spouses, our parents and our grandparents hear these messages frequently. Love Builds Resiliency! Click to tweet
Beverly’s Hot Tips For Letting Love Build Resiliency and Celebrating Love Note Day:
How To Build Resilience
- Express yourself. Let the person know how much you love the, miss them, are grateful for them, appreciate them.
- Find something nice to write the love note on….be it a card, a cut out or a fancy sticky note as this sends a special message of the care you are taking in writing this note.
- Hide your love note some place special. If your beloved is fond of reading magazines or novels, you may hide a love note inside it, to the backside of his/her mobile phone, to the rear view mirror, inside the pocket of his/her trousers or jeans, their wallet or purse, their lunch box, stick it on their water bottles, inside the fridge or attach it to the backside of the remote control.
Online you can find a variety of sites that will help you write your love notes including this one from The Calculator, which will automatically generate a love note based on the information you provide, or the “Real Love Note” iPhone app. If you really don’t know what to say, there are lots of sites that will generate the love notes for you.
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