Rekindling a relationship is one of the most powerful, heartwarming things you can do to Maximize Your Return on Life. Chances are that the person on your mind has been thinking about you as well. Rekindling could mean checking in on someone you haven't talked to in years - or hours. It's up to you!
Here are some ideas to get you started:
- Call an old friend. Don’t worry about the time that’s already passed since your last conversation. You can make up for that in an instant by reaching out. You don’t need a reason other than to say, “I just wanted to know how you’re doing.”
- Call your parents. Let them know how grateful you are for their love and support. If they are not around, call someone else’s parents. Someone is out there whose face will brighten!
- Tell one of your family members, or whoever is in your immediate orbit, something special about themselves. Don’t worry about being eloquent. The sillier the better. Just say, "here's one of my favorite things about you..." Capturing small (even quirky) details about a loved one is one of the best ways to show you care. And have a laugh together.
- Call that distant relative. They may be shocked! You may be shocked! Catch up. It’s been awhile. Following them on Facebook doesn’t count.
- Check in on a neighbor. If they are elderly or have trouble getting around, offer to buy groceries or anything else they need.
- Track down one of your former teachers. Say hello and give them an update on your life. Get an update on their life. Let them know how much you appreciated what they did for you. Mention how much you enjoyed their class.
- Reach out to someone special. Someone who impacted your life. I’ll leave the details up to you.
- Why not me? I always love to hear from you! I'm at email@example.com.
Shari Greco Reiches
Shari co-founded Rappaport Reiches Capital Management with one goal - to maximize the return on life for her clients. Please connect with Shari below. She loves to talk about investing, financial planning, and Barry Manilow.