A caring behavior is something someone does for you that when they do it, you feel cared about and loved. It’s not something you ask for, it’s something that’s offered as a gift. It’s important to notice it and comment on it because then the person giving it knows it is meaningful.
Often, you don’t know what other people are needing, and people don’t know what you need. When you articulate what’s meaningful, you’re more likely to get it. What you focus on is what you get.
When you point out what someone is doing for you that makes you feel cared for, you empower the giver that they can have an impact on you by something good they do.
It’s great to ask your kids, too, what is meaningful for them.
So we invite you to practice caring behaviors, which means notice what grace and goodness is coming toward you, and say thank you.