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The Perfect Answer

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While this is an incredibly simple picture/idea, the sentiment almost made a lightbulb turn on in my head. I've been thinking lately how much I miss certain people, or how I wished for certain things in life... It's truly as simple as making them happen. Today I'm writing a few letters to friends who live in far off places. I'm going to make lists and goals, and take the initial steps toward attaining them. 

Even something as simple as a text or email will suffice. We don't necessarily have to go to great lengths to make our feelings known to those important to us. 

If you can find a few minutes of spare time today, write a letter, email or text message to a friend. Call them if you want (Technology makes it too easy to forget the sound of someone's voice). Tell someone you appreciate them. Write a list of things you want out of life, and make them happen. Not such a hard philosophy, right?

Of course some things are easier said than done, but in the end it just makes them that much more rewarding! Here's to a wonderful week! xo

31 comments:

  1. you're absolutely right. just a simple little message saying "hi!" is enough to let someone know you're thinking about them (:

    good luck with your lists! i love lists haha, can't live without them! i am making one right now with goals and ideas for my blog.
    xo, cheyenne

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  2. I should print this out and put it on my fridge. I'm the sort of person who spends way too long waiting for other people to organise things or figure out that I don't understand something when I should be taking the initiative. Goes to show that sometimes these shorter posts are the most effective :) I think I'll organise for me and my boyfriend to go out for dinner tonight instead of wondering why we rarely do. I'll give HIM a nice a surprise instead of expecting one :)

    Maisyetc.

    xxx

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    1. AH! i love this so much! that initiative is so inspiring! i should plan a date day for mike and me one day too. or even our whole family. totally love it!

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  3. Love this! We all need these simple reminders every now and then! :)

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  4. I love this post. I feel like so many people (including myself) sit around and wait for someone else to take the initiative and nine times out of ten are going to be disappointed. This is exactly what I needed to read today. Thank you!

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  5. What a lovely reminder and so true! I am off to call a friend I haven't seen in 8 months! Thank you! xxx

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  6. This is such a wonderful picture, and it is so very true. I think I am going to pick up the phone and call a couple who I owe a phone call or two.

    Little Lady Little City

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  7. Yes!! I needed this reminder today.

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  8. I really enjoyed this. Where's the like button?!

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  9. So weird that you posted this today! I was thinking about this yesterday and called one of my good friends that I don't get to see often. We had a good talk and we're planning on dinner next weekend! It's always so good to reconnect.

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  10. I love your blog, it always makes me smile, I tagged you in my blog, was hoping you can do it? :)

    http://juffielovesstyles.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/get-to-know-me-tag.html

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  11. i love this! such a simple, basic reminder, yet so true.

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  12. I have been planning on writing my BF a letter explaining my feelings as I feel I can't say them verbally. This statement encourages me to do so ... thanks Kaelah for posting it!
    Kel xo

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  13. I really needed this today. Thank you! I sent all of my siblings a 'you are loved' text message as a note to remind them. Thank you, sometimes you just need someone to remind you to do something for someone else. <3

    -Madeline Grace
    Just Let the Sparrows Fly

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  14. It's so simple... Why we are so complicated? ;)
    Just simple words are such a power of love, life...

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  15. Very true words but yet sometimes it's easier said than done... totally agree... why make it complicated!?

    ♥ sécia
    http://www.petiteinsanities.com/

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  16. Loved this reminder--this is why I love the blog world!

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  17. I recently came across this image too!
    I've been taking this philosophy to heart a bit lately - I recently deactivated my facebook account and have been needing to make the effort to call people, skype them, or send them a little text directly! It's a nice refresher, and to have to have them do the same, I actually feel closer to my friends than ever at this point.

    Thanks for sharing :)
    xo
    http://kittysnooks.blogspot.ca/

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  18. just what i needed! thank you thank you!

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  19. We love that philosophy! So important. We love your blog and would love for you to check out ours!

    Xo, Brittan & April

    www.evokela.com

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  20. Great reminder! I've started pushing myself to stop making excuses and sort things recently. Sometimes there are reasons like money or distance but perserverance will win through. Writing letters/phone is better than nothing :) its getting the moment of feeling connected with that person.

    B

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  21. I really like how simply that print states this!! I have been decorating envelops all week so I can send out encouraging letters to my friends all over the states. Thanks for your encouragement.

    Www.aj-beginnings.blogspot.com

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  22. Thanks for your encouragement.... I have been writing letters and decorating the envelopes to send to my family and friends! I love the way that print simply states this. Hope you have a fab week!

    Www.aj-begInnings.blogspot.com

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  23. You always have the most inspirational blog posts. :) While I certainly have a ways to go in making the things I want in life happen, it's little things like this that keep me determined! Thank you!

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  24. This is SO true and such great advice to follow! A great post and GORGEOUS blog!

    Laura x

    www.coffeetoastandlondon.com

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  25. Thanks for sharing this! SO TRUE! I'm gonna bust out my Hello Kitty stationary and send a "I'm thinking of you card" to my best friend right away.

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