You Are Special Today

February 22, 2012

in the generous life

(I just wanted to take a moment and thank those who post comments to the blog.  Your thoughtfulness, encouragement, ideas and challenging thoughts add so much to the tips.)

I have a plate that says “You are special today” around the rim.  We actually use it quite a bit.  You are supposed to pull it out on birthdays and special days, but I find that folks need to know they are special more often than that.  If someone has had a rough day, they are likely to find it at their place setting.  Guests are pretty special as well.  And, of course, there is the “just because” reason.

I highly recommend getting a “special” plate,(aff link) but you could get creative and make your own (aff link) or just buy an outrageously pretty plate and make that your family’s special plate.

Appreciation can make a day, even change a life. Margaret Cousins

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Marriage Works! has started a great series ~ 10 Reasons Couples Grow Apart (Part 1) 

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Another very nice post on combating marital drift ~ Fascinated by You (from Couple Things)

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Be generous! Lori <><

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Michele Bartlett February 22, 2012 at 6:11 am

When a friend’s daughter married, I looked for a “You are special” plate like ours for a wedding gift, but all I could find was “You are special today.” I wondered why they added “Today.” So what’s that saying, that the rest of the year our loved ones are chopped liver? :-)
Our (then) future son-in-law invited us to dinner in 2007(our daughter was studying abroad in Italy and wasn’t able to join us). I had a feeling something was up, and so I brought our plate to the Olive Garden and sneaked it to the server, asking to have Jared’s dinner served on the special plate. Sure enough, he asked for Liz’s hand in marriage that night. I also presented him with a box of Beanie Baby farm animals — her dowry. They are happily married now for 3.5 years, madly in love and best friends. And they now have the plate.

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Sexy February 22, 2012 at 6:30 am

How could we not comment on this post. Thanks for all you do and for your encouragement too!

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Tim and Amy February 22, 2012 at 2:09 pm

I have that same plate, gotten when we were first married (21 years ago). My cousin had committed suicide when he was 18 and I was 19. When I married, my aunt & uncle gave me this plate (they had used it for him). So it holds an extra special place in my heart.

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