This past week I left a job and experienced some thing similar to another time I changed jobs. The team I was working with made it a point to do something special for me. They gave me a number of items for a going away present. The also worked to have a get together for me.
I was not at this job for a long period of time but many said that it seemed I have been there for a long time. That my skills were going to be missed and that they would miss my openness to help others. There is more but that is not why I am writing this tonight.
I just did what I have always done in my life. I have respected everyone I encounter and let them be themselves. I have always done good on to others by being kind and honest. That’s not to say there was no frustration there was but being kind to others made it easier. I also did my very best no matter on simple the task. The point is I didn’t do anything amazing I was just me. As a result there were a number of people who said I had made a difference in their lives. What was amazing is that I had comments like that from people I rarely had contact with.
We forget that the simplist of things can have the greatest of impact on others. A kind word or even a simple hello. We have the ability to make someone else’s life better. As I prepare to begin a new chapter in my life I will continue to be the authentic person I am and hopefully I will continue to make a difference in this world.