They say that the devil is in the details, but honestly I think that’s where the magic is. The small expressions of love, the intentional thought, the experience that’s provided, all shape up to add a bit of magic to someone’s day, even if it’s your own.
I believe that whenever possible, everything should be turned into an experience. The way I label a birthday card for a friend and decorate it with washi tape, or how you garnish your afterwork mocktail or dinner plate these small acts remind you to see the beauty–the magic–that’s hidden in the everyday.
Nice things don’t have to be expensive or luxurious, they simply have to bring an experience with them. It’s why I love getting a package from a brand that was thought through from delivery to the use of the product. (With a marketing background, I’m all about user experience).
So how do you turn everyday tasks into experiences?
It starts with slowing down. That’s the most magical part about it. Yesterday, I ended my day with a fruity mocktail and added a sliced strawberry to the edge of the glass and felt like I had just ordered a drink on the beach. It brought a huge smile to my face. When I set the table for dinner I like to add flowers, leaves, or pine branches to the center to create an experience. Or when I share something I’ve baked I add some fresh flower petals or a fun icing toping to make it feel a little extra magical.
Creating an experience in your day to day life or even in your business doesn’t have to be much it just means being intentional. What is a small way you can make this task, service, product, gift, feel a little extra special? What is one way that someone who experiences this will know that you put a few minutes of extra thought into this? Start small. Start cheap. But start going the extra mile (or 100 yards) to turn whatever you can into an experience. It’s a much more magical way of living. Trust me.
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