3 Ways to Add a Personal Touch in the Cyber World

We live in a world that focuses on instant gratification and results. It is important to return to a time when a personal touch meant so much. You can continue to focus on the personal side with a few easy actions. Take some time and live in the moment. Isn’t that what we did before the advent of the internet?

1. Reach out and touch someone

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Reach out and touch someone was a famous television commercial from the 1980’s. It still holds water and truth in today’s busy world of 2012. Taking the time to pick up a phone (not a rotary dial, but a cell phone, or even via Skype) is a great way to show that you care and it adds so much to actually hear a human voice behind the email address.

2. Help Uncle Sam and purchase a postage stamp

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Proper etiquette requires that a thank you card should be mailed within a month of receiving a gift. By hand writing a thank you note, you are showing the world that you value and appreciate how and what a person did for you. Receiving a mailed note is like a surprise, and adds excitement to the daily task of opening an email.

3. Give back

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Another option is to add a little token of your appreciation such as a gift certificate to a local restaurant, a gift card to a grocery store. You can make a donation to a charity that they hold close to their heart in their honor. Aunt Mary is a cancer survivor.  For her birthday, you can make a donation in her honor. This is a great way to show respect and honor to her on her special day.

If you take a little time, to show that you care, then you can help to make the world a better place, one good deed at a time. When we inject some kindness into the world, we change it. When this happens, people notice. Isn’t that really why we have the freedom of choice anyway?

Naida Gould

Owner – Gould Design, Inc.

Mother of 4 under 10