You’re My Favorite Today!

Every day I find myself experiencing something funny, or touching, or astounding.   Someone says something to make me laugh.  Or make me feel good about myself.  Or make me think carefully about what I am doing or saying.   Kind of like what a guardian angel would do.

And because of this,  every day I try to tell someone “you’re my favorite today!”.    And it makes them smile. 

I’ve told this to my friends, my co-workers, a couple of different nurses, a couple of different doctors.   People who are helping me on the phone with business, or personal matters.  People who have stepped in to my life for a brief stay and exited just as quickly for whatever it is they are doing for me, with me, because of me. 

I told a hair sylist because she told me I had the spikey personality to go with my hair.

I told  a doctor because he wanted to know how I stayed so thin, and was perfect!

I told a lady on the phone who gave me information to help an elderly client.   I’ve done this many a times.

I told a co-worker who helped me when they had their own work to do.

I told a clerk in a store who took extra time to help me and didn’t make me feel like a moron.

I’ve told it to a lot of people.   And the best part?  Their reaction.   More often than not they burst in to a smile and stop their constant motion and say “me?”  or “really?”  or “why?”.   I always tell them why.   I mean, how many of us go through a day without being anybody’s favorite?  Or if we really want to be reflective, how many of us go through a day not deserving to be some one’s favorite.

It’s not the same as me and my siblings who think we are all our parent’s favorites.   We all know who that really is.   Shhhhh.    I just like to recognize the things people do in this world that maybe go unnoticed, or unacknowledged because of the busy-ness of our days.  The crazy and crisis of our world.  The little things that we do for each other.   They do matter.   My best moments in life are never when I am alone.   These moments always include someone else.  

And, I need to work harder at being somebody’s favorite, every day.

Just something I think about.

27 thoughts on “You’re My Favorite Today!

  1. This post has inspired me to do just the same! Usually, I would say “I love you” but that only works for friends. It’d be awkward to say it to a complete stranger but “You’re my favourite today!” doesn’t seem all that bad. 🙂

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    • Thanks for reading! Thanks for the feedback. It does work better than telling a stranger “I love you” doesn’t it? Probably prevents some problems that way…. 🙂

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  2. Colleen, I don’t think you have to work harder to give somebody a favorite day – because you make my every day very .. special. And this is online – just be yourself – more enough.
    Sometimes we try to hard … and all we have to do – is to stay around. Love this post.

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    • Then it worked! 🙂 I’m pretty naive in many ways. I probably wouldn’t pick up on any creepy stalker types. Or, you aren’t coming across as a creepy stalker type. Either way! Thank you! And you are MY FAVORITE TODAY! (Please note I have allowed myself to have extra favorites today).

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  3. Unsurprisingly, I had adopted your kind and ingenious approach to thanking somebody a month or so ago…and it works as advertised! Thank you. (And don’t think there is a true equivalent way of saying that in Japanese!)

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  4. Like Koji, I want to incorporate this “blessing someone just because” philosophy in my own life. What a great way to actually lift someone’s spirits by speaking to them in specifics, not common generalities. And if you can manage to address them by their name, the blessing is even sweeter. Who doesn’t love to hear their own name. Right, Colleen? 🙂

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    • Oh Anka! You speak right to some of my life lessons! I try so hard to use people’s names. I’m good at it if they have a name tag on. If it’s a server I always try. On the phone I try. I learned this lesson a little late in life. Probably not until my late thirties. But I learned it!

      I’ve had some great responses from people. 🙂

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    • Thank you so much! Funny….some people say the same thing about my mind workings but it doesn’t sound as nice coming from them… WHC! 🙂

      Thank yoU!

      OH! You are my favorite today! And the only one today! 🙂

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