Good news is an opportunity for someone close to you to share their excitement about big and small accomplishments. People who are really good with children do this naturally. When a child walks up and proudly shows them how they tied their own shoe or finished a puzzle with six pieces, they get noticeably excited and share their feeling of accomplishment with the child. It is a celebration for something that may seem small to an adult observer, but the children love it. They work to find more accomplishments they can show off. When we become adults, we don’t lose that need or that desire to share our great news and little wins with other people. We look for that joyous feeling and sense of accomplishment. So how we handle those opportunities in a relationship is important. Dismissing them as menial or something that should have already been accomplished takes away that joy. So does talking over their news and telling them about our lives, because we just can’t wait to get it out. Taking time to appreciate, compliment, and celebrate their little successes and news is just as important for adults as it is for children. Close connections are formed in the small interactions around good news and small accomplishments. These small acts show them that we value them, and that what happens in their lives is important to us.
So get excited about good news. Share the happiness.