3 Ways to Add a Personal Touch in the Cyber World

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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

Old Fashioned Rotary Landline Telephone Clipart Illustration

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

4 comments

  1. Justin M. • Hello All, My name is Justin. And I’m looking to get out of the “routine”. And explore alternatives that will give me more time with my family. Feels like an introduction at an AA group. 😉 I’ve been doing whole house design for about 12 years. I’ve been involved with many areas of providing a whole house package to a builder/dealer network including but not limited to, roof & floor truss design, wall panel design, beam and header calculations, dimensional lumber layouts and calculations including precut rafter design, stair design, kitchen & countertop design and more. I’ve done all of the above with various softwares such as Mitek Sapphire Structure (started on Eframe), Alpine View (prior to Mitek), Revit, AutoCAD, Microstation, Custom BOM takeoff software, Microsoft office products and more. I’ve also been the point person in development of BOM takeoff software, point person in supporting an Alpine ALS saw, point person for Mitek Software support including Eframe, Structure, and Shopnet. point person for PC setup for all design software, point person for software configuration and developing processes for efficiency in design and transfer of data between software. I’ve also developed some programs to automatically create drawings and details of certain parts of a building such as stairs, rafters, gable overhangs, etc. I enjoy something to learn daily, solving a challenge or problem that someone else can’t, exploring new technologies and software features, helping others learn new/better ways of doing things, and developing methods that reduce redundant tasks and of course having a social life outside of my job (family time, bowling, hunting, my children’s soccer and baseball, etc). =) I also am partners in a small metal finishing business that primarily does blackening (bluing), and anodizing.