I read Alexandra Franzen’s post about being a daymaker. This idea stuck with me as I sat down to write a few thank you notes to speakers at recent events. Then I thought I should send a card to a friend, then a cousin who had a baby, then a connection I’d made at a conference…
All in all, I sent 8 letters that day.
And wouldn’t you know it – within the week – the Universe replied back with random letters and unexpected deliveries.
Life is so grand.
Since the start of the year, I’ve been using the Postagram app to send a postcard to my two grandmothers once a month. I just set a reminder on my calendar, and when it goes off, I open the app, pick a recent photo from my library, write a little note, and click send. I’ve also used this app to send photos of Carter Cash to friends – his pic now graces the walls of many a cubicle.
As you go about your day, can you drop a note to someone? Email is good, but handwritten is even better. Or better yet – be a daymaker to someone.
Recently a woman who manages a venue we host our events at told me her daughter loves Menchies frozen yogurt. Well, my sister happens to work there and has a ton of free swag. I nabbed a few pieces and added a gift card to the branded bag. When I delivered it to this woman before our recent event, she looked at me and said, “I’m going to be a hero tomorrow morning. You made my day. Thank you!”
And I couldn’t help feeling like a bad ass myself. But by making her day, she had made mine.