“You were with me at a turning point in my life.”
That’s what I said to him, a former mentor, who I hadn’t spoken to in almost a year about the time I worked for him while I was going through the lowest point of my mental health and confidence.
He was the one that slid a business card across the desk after I burst into tears in his office and said, “I can’t help you, but this counsellor can.”
Last week, I thanked him for how he changed me. I let him know that day was a turning point that set me up to do the work I do with the women I serve and the people far and beyond who hear my message. It was the start of what has makes my work fulfilling and results-producing.
That one day with that one gesture set my new course in action and I let him know that I marked it by putting it in my book.
There was an emotionally charged pause on the other end of the phone that was broken by a voice that came through a lump in his throat. He forced out, “Michele, I appreciate you telling me this.”
I know I create turning points for my people now because of that experience he gave me. I’m proud of that.
Bottom line, tell the people who changed you that they changed you. Everyone wants (and needs) to know they made a difference. Your generosity of heart and spirit will lift theirs and that will make anything flourish for both of you.
Who’s committed to reaching out to that person today? Hands up! 🙋🏾♀️🙋🏻♀️🙋🏼♀️🙋🏽♀️🙋🏾♀️🙋♀️
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