At Love Jac we believe your daily happiness is one of the most important things in life. We also believe your friends play a huge role in that happiness – and in turn you play a huge role in their happiness. By being the nicest person you can each day, you have the ability to make a difference in someone’s life. We do believe in big change and uniting for a cause, but affecting the people who are in your life on a daily basis is a great place to start. You might just be able to make the world a better place…for you and for me and the entire human race. (yes, we did just quote Michael Jackson)
The majority of our cards were created for you to send to your friend without needing a reason. They are intended to make someone smile…arrive just when they need a pick-me up…or just remind them of why you love them. These cards can be found under the category, “Dear Friend.” Our friends are incredibly important to us and we hope yours are too. For us there are two types of people we consider friends. There are the friends that “get” you…the friends you consider your soul mates. Then there are the people who you just met that are now a part of your daily life. Whether it be the co-worker you share an office with or the new mommy friend you see at the park. It is that person who you share the moments of your day with that might just become your closest friend. Both types of friends are equally important to your daily happiness.
Not everyone is fortunate enough to always like the person they share an office with or enjoy the people with which they spend most of their day. In these situations it is important for you to take control of your own happiness and cultivate the friendships that do matter to you and make you a better person. Life can get crazy at times and can seem to fly by. Sometimes it might seem like you don’t have time to evaluate your daily happiness, let alone figure out how to make it better.
Well, Ladies and Gentlemen…we introduce to you the HIGH-LOW EMAIL!! You might have already figured out how it works, but to sum it up: At the end of each day, you send an email to your BEST friend(s) listing the best and worst part of your day. Every day will have a high and a low. Even if you had an amazing day and the low could be considered a high or if you had the worst day ever your high might be kinda crappy. It’s a great scale to see how you are enjoying life. It’s the best way to see how your daily happiness measures.
The high-low email started for me when I first moved to New York City and realized all my best friends were still in Los Angeles. We started emailing and I instantly felt connected again. Life gets busy and it’s hard to call and have long conversations, but it only takes 5 minutes to send a quick email listing the best and worst moments of your day.
Because emails are written conversations, this serves as a great chronicle of your life. I’ve printed out some of these emails and glued them in my journal. Other emails have served in one extremely meaningful and memorable wedding speech. Some have been starred and read over again when I’ve needed a laugh. But most importantly they have helped me stay in touch with my friends no matter what state we live in.
Highs and lows can also come in handy in other situations. I can first remember initiating the highs and lows while on a trip to Italy with my best friend. Since we were keeping a travel journal, we have an account of the small details that made the trip adventurous in addition to the photos of the Colosseum and the Trevi Fountain. (high: eating pesto bruschetta on the beach/ low: trying to communicate with the Italians to figure out how to get from the airport in Genoa to a hotel in Cinque Terra). You can also write down highs and lows in a journal with your spouse or just talk about them at the dinner table with your family.
What are your highs and lows so far today? Who will you share them with? We thought we’d start by sharing ours with you… Our Love Jac high: finishing 4 new designs for some letterpressed cards coming soon/ low: knowing the process of getting them printed will take longer than we expect. Our personal high: having lunch with an old friend and introducing him to our daughter/ low: waking up with a slight wine induced headache.
We encourage you to email your friends and get the high/low conversation going. Whether it be old college friends, past roommates, or even your best friend you see often. This could bring you closer together and allow you to help each other increase your daily happiness. We also encourage you to mail a friend one of our cards. It might just be their high.