It’s so easy to go through the motions every day and forget to make moments with the three groups of people we spend the most time with: family, friends, and co-workers. By moments, we mean a memorable lapse of time that you still remember. It’s unrealistic to think every lapse of time becomes a moment to remember, but you never know what will actually stick in your and other person’s memory. The only way to remember moments is to keep making them, day in and day out. It requires getting off of auto-pilot and intentionally going about our days. We can all do that, and sometimes we just need to be prompt’d. This is where we come in. We put together a short but sweet list of ways to make moments with your family, friends and co-workers. Pick one and just do it right now - everything you need to make a moment is at your fingertips.
With friends and family
- Send a friend a postcard. Any postcard, just because. Postcards feel like a hug and everyone gets excited about seeing something other than bills in their mail. Write about what made you think of them.
- Send a family member a random Amazon package with your favorite chocolate. Just because you love them.
- Grab a friend/family member and go get ice cream at a local shop on a random week day and ask the following prompt: if you could eat one ice cream flavor for the rest of your life, what would it be?
- Bring cookies to the office. If you are working remote, start your meeting by sharing a story from your recent cooking experience. It’s amazing how much people love to talk about food. Ask the following question: what’s the best dish you made lately?
- Schedule a random meeting with someone you don’t know very well. Ask them the following three questions:
- What is your favorite thing about your routine?
- How do you spend your weekends?
- What is the last thing that made you laugh so hard you almost cried?
Let us know how any of these went by sending us an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or tagging us on your Instagram post (@promptdmoments).
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Because life is made of moments, and moments are made.