My friend Sherry sent me pictures of fall in her town in Oregon. Pretty nice, huh! I told her:
- I gasped when I opened them.
It was true. I'm not there with her physically, but I shared in the awe of her experience. I wanted her to know the gift of the pictures moved me, and sharing my response to them rather than my assessment of them ("they were beautiful") was my gift back to her.
My assistant Angela tells me she gets Goose Bumps sometimes when I say something that moves her. I love that much more than hearing an opinion, no matter how positive.
If you don't actually gasp or get Goose Bumps, don't fake it. But do share more than just your thoughts about things. Share your experience.