Here is an example I've been practicing for over 20 years now:
Every year when the chestnuts have fallen to the ground and they lay there all beautiful and shining I collect a bunch of them and put one on the desk of each one of my colleagues - we are talking Paris, New York, Stockholm, Copenhagen - I've done them all! It is just a small gesture - but an amazingly beautiful one. And NO, not everyone will get how extraordinary they are - but they will at least know that I was thinking of them during my walk to work and that they play an important role in my life! And that alone does count for something!
My colleague/childhood friend Åsa has been given a chestnut by me for years now and she knows that:
- if you put them in your pocket you can caress them whenever you feel frustrated.
- you can polish their fine texture so they get all shiny whenever you need a moment to slow down (and then compete who's got the shiniest chestnut...and yes people do tend to do this).
- and best of all: you can do so until April - at which point they usually dry out!
So, go ahead! Now is the season! Find some chestnuts and put them on your colleague's desks today! I've put one on Åsa's desk - can't wait for her to see it! I'll post a picture later on Trines's Blog on Facebook and show you how she reacted.