Circumstances right now are challenging. Most of life is clipping along quite nicely. Just a job situation I wish . . . well. . . I wish it wasn’t. Feeling a little down this morning when I got up, knowing I had to deal with the unpleasantness. Checked Facebook before I went to work and there it was.Psst. You’re phenomenal.
Just three words. From a friend I’ve known since I was in Junior High! (She’s younger than me so I’m not giving away her age!) But in the face of some challenges I would rather not be facing, it was just what I needed. This friend and I met when I went to a music camp where her dad was working. That music camp eventually ended and some of the staff went to work at a summer music camp on a college campus. I got information about that camp and, while I didn’t go to the camp, I DID end up attending the college where the camp was held. My friend did to. We actually got to hang out as college students together for a bit!
She had no way of knowing. I have talked about the stress I’m dealing with on Facebook but kept much of the “meatier” details to myself. And I hadn’t said much about the current “slump”, preferring instead to spend my online “social networking” time talking about the good things! She couldn’t have known that I needed – DESPERATELY needed – to know today that someone believed in me; that there was someone out there who knew things about me that some of my crankier co-workers will never know and that this particular someone thought that all the parts of me together made for a pretty okay person.
The lesson? When you have the impulse/urge/random idea to speak something positive into someone’s life – even if it’s only three quick words – DO IT!! Your words may be just what they need at that moment.