Do They Know What An Impact They Had On Your Life?

This Week's Simple Tip

Have you ever found yourself looking back at something in your life and thinking what a significant difference that made on your life? Many years ago I worked in an organization with a guy named Tony. We did not work closely together on projects or anything, but we got to know each other as he was always enjoyable to just converse with. When our company announced a tax deferred savings plan, Tony took it on as a personal mission to educate each young employee on how critical it was for them to sign up and defer the maximum amount of savings for their futures. Savings and retirement were the farthest things from my mind at that point but Tony was so convincing and persistent, I signed up. A couple of years ago, it struck me that if it hadn't been for Tony, I would never have the retirement nest egg that I have today! I very much wanted to thank him for the difference he had made on my life, so I sought him out and sent him a letter. I just hoped it was going to the right Tony, and that he was still alive to receive it. I can't express how wonderful it was to receive a note back from Tony who was thanking me for letting him know. When he passed away not too long afterwards, I was grateful that I had taken the time to reach out to him. It meant so much to both of us that I make it a point to send notes to those who come to mind who have made a difference in my life.

This Week's Focus

January is national Thank You Month. This week, take the time to let at least one person know what an impact they had on your life. Every human you will ever meet shares the desire to know they matter, which is why Tony reached out to me to say thanks for letting him know.

Click on the serenity sticky to print, cut and post on your bathroom mirror to remind you of this week's focus. Good luck!

A Little Helpful Hint

Have some Kleenex nearby when you watch how touched this music teacher was when his former students conspired to show him how much they appreciated the difference he made in their lives.

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