Unfortunately, saying thank you seems to be an after thought more and more. So at least once a month, I will take a few minutes to publicly appreciate someone that has had an impact on me.
This round: For the people that took time to share how my stories helped them.
The irony is not lost on me that this is basically an anonymous thank you. However, I chose to share my personal stories, the people who shared back with me…that’s for my eyes only. Yet, I still want to take time to thank them publicly.
I absolutely am grateful to receive any form of appreciation on something I do for others. Who wouldn’t? What I cherish even more is hearing someone’s story with the appreciation. I choose to be vulnerable. When someone chooses to be vulnerable back with me, well, I feel honored. I feel excited for their ah-ha moment. I feel trusted to hear a personal insight. I feel grateful to be helping make a difference. I feel motivated to continue to help others in their growth. I feel inspired to share more.
So thank you if you came up to me after a conference session, if you took time to email me about your growth, or whether you shared your raw self-reflections with me. I’m truly honored.