I recently downloaded an app called Monument Valley. I had seen some type of advertisement for Monument Valley 2 and it intrigued me. So I decided to check it out. Of course, I didn't want to download Monument Valley 2 without figuring out if I liked the prequel game.
I love brain games, and apparently, so does my daughter. We both fell in love with this game. Not only is this a brain game where there are puzzles/quests to solve, but the games are also developed in stunning environments. Truly, the designs are beautiful and imaginative.
My daughter is so in love with this game that she plays it every waking second. She's played it more than I have. I haven't even seen all the puzzles. I remember those days myself as a kid. The other morning she woke up and immediately wanted to play the game. When I was done getting ready for work, she asked me if we had time to play the game together. And while I really wanted to get to work, I told her that I would make time to play with her before work.
My daughter's face lit up.
"I will make time." That one sentence meant so much to my daughter. It was obvious, not just from her reaction when I said it, but because she brought it up this morning too. She inquired again this morning as to whether we would have time to play the game before leaving the house. And before I could respond, she asked, "You will make time"? She said it with an excited grin on her face.
I try not to under estimate the power of being made a priority, the power of making someone feel valued.
How will you make someone feel valued today?
Be open to what comes.