The other day my wife and I tided our bedroom in preparation for putting our house on the market.

I took a photo. Here it is.

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After this, my wife discovered that it looked better when she put something extra on the bed – a red blanket.

I took another photo. Here it is.

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What a difference something extra made!

And it was so simple.

This made me think. How easy is it to add something extra?

It could make all the difference. If you’re making a meal, you really should add that extra little bit of garnish to the plate.

If you’re giving a gift, it probably is worth putting a ribbon on the box.

If you’re writing a story, leave it for a few days, and then come back and add something extra for a finishing touch. I did this with my quotes article here. The final quote didn’t quite fit, but it added some extra life. Don’t you agree?

So, perhaps you’re going to a nice restaurant. Why not wear a tie? Yes, I already hear you, it’s not your style. I do get that… But, is there something you could add that makes it a little bit more special for the people you’re mixing with?

Who knows, just that bit of extra attention, or an additional longer look into your loved ones eyes could brighten their whole evening.

As W. Clement Stone wrote in “The Success System That Never Fails” 

“Little hinges swing big doors.”

In 2019 St. John Properties handed out $10 million in bonuses to their employees. That was a nice surprise. But it’s not what I’m talking about, because it doesn’t have to cost you big time.

It can be something as little as an extra cherry on top of the cake.

Little things do matter.

Who doesn’t like it when they service your car, and they add tyre black to the tyres at no extra charge? But you don’t have to add extra for commercial advantage. You can just do it for the fun of it.

Add extra for your own satisfaction. Give it some thought.

It makes sense.

If you’re selling your house, why not add that extra blanket?

P.S. Here’s an extra tip: Try adding extra on top of extra!