Yesterday was a very cool day.
First, a career move that I've been working for a few months came through officially and was announced to the masses. Two big surprises started IMMEDIATELY after the announcement was sent via email.
One, was the sheer number and sincerity of the congratulations that started to pour into my inbox. I was floored at the number of people who took the time to wish me well. THEN, my hiring manager started to share all the congratulations SHE received for snagging me on her team. REALLY? was her quote and my equal reply.
I was floored. Humbled even.
Then, last night - I had a sort of a spontaneous (you know when you get to be married with kids and activities - it's spontaneous if it is a loosely baked plan like "hey let's SAY we can do something Friday - yeah I'll call you") date night with a girlfriend.
We laughed and chatted over sushi for more than 90 minutes and did not once call home or receive a call. We enjoyed each other and barely even looked at our watches or phones to check the time.
The conversation did turn to relationships (surprise) on several occasions and it prompted this post and simple plea.
PICK UP THE PHONE AND CALL YO FRIENDS! STOP AT YOUR CHERISHED CO-WORKERS CUBE!
Why? It's simple.
People cannot read your mind.
People don't know how you feel about them.
People often question themselves and wonder how they are doing with you.
People need the reassurance and validation from their friends and co-workers.
Never underestimate your impact on the people in your life.
Even the people in your life who you think have it most together.
Stop what you're doing and let someone know how much you appreciate them today.