Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Acts of Service

For some, acts of service are a signal that you really care about them. It can be anything you believe they value. A card that is good for “one evening of babysitting,” or “a night at the movies,” or “a theater play,” or “a car show,” or “a sports event” – something you know they would enjoy but might not stop to get it for themselves. Take their dog for a walk because its owner twisted an ankle. Drop off several cans of their favorite soup when you learned their usual supermarket no longer carried them. Fix them breakfast or brunch to break the monotony of so much isolation. A surprise invitation to lunch when you know they have just gone through a stressful experience. If you know their sensory preference, link acts of service to something that would register quickly in their brain: visual, auditory, or kinesthetic. 

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