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Tht would be my immediate family.1
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One thing I've done since I was a teenager -- my father got me started doing it -- is try to follow the "Send a thank-you to one person every day" rule.
Sometimes this might just be a friend who did me a favor the week or day before; other times, it might be someone I haven't spoken to in 10, 20, even 25 years, but whose influence I recognize in my life and am thankful for.
When I have the time, I try to write these out by hand. Because I think they're more special that way. (And I even do corny shit like putting a wax seal on the back of the envelope... and, if we're being totally honest here, I *love* my own handwriting hahah)
These are usually appreciated, so, I guess I'm doing something right.
Tbh, these little gestures garner a HUGE amount of positive energy in my life -- and in return for such little effort, too (between 2 and 10 minutes a day, generally speaking).
If you don't do this already -- the "thank one person/day" thing -- then, you should start doing it.
I mean... I'm good at networking, but, honestly, just doing this one thing -- and starting to think in the way you learn to think, when you get into the habit of acknowledging gratitude on a daily basis -- is probably, oh, like, 75 percent of "being good at networking". It's SO EASY to do -- and it's so fulfilling, too.
Definitely keeps me humble, too. If I'm ever getting too full of myself, I can just sit down and think about the fact that I've written thank-you's to literally over a thousand people just in the last few years. That's over 1000 people without whom I'd be missing (or missing out on) *something*.
As far as this relates directly to yr question --
If everything just totally fell apart tomorrow... Right off the top of my head, I can name AT LEAST twelve different families who would be perfectly willing to take my family (me + my husband + 3 kids) in -- for as long as necessary -- and feed, clothe, and take care of us until we got back on our feet again.
That's 12 different families I KNOW would welcome us into their homes, at any time, for whatever reason. Including 1 family who lived with *us* for about 3 months when *they* were going through hard times.
So... yeah, we'd be fine. Because our friends would take care of us (and my family, too).
For smaller failures... even more people would have our backs.
That's just how it goes, when you've spent a whole
lifetime expressing gratitude.
"What goes around comes around" is TOTALLY a thing... and not just for revenge.0