Today, I gave a speech at an elementary school in South Carolina. The fifth grade was having its end-of-the-year awards ceremony, and I was the keynote speaker. Throughout the entire presentation, the students were very attentive. Not long after I finished speaking, multiple students asked for pictures, autographs, and how to stay in touch with me. I was on cloud nine.
As the kids were coming up to me, parents and teachers were stopping to speak as well. One father, in particular, came up to me with tears in his eyes. He said, “I know you came to speak to the students today, but I want you to know that I cried the entire time. I believe you were sent here today to speak to me. That changed my life.”
All I could do was smile and say “thank you.” I was caught off guard a bit, simply because I had specifically tailored my speech for the fifth grade students in the audience. I had no idea that parents would be impacted so positively as well.
The same is true in life. You have no idea whose lives you are positively impacting on a day-to-day basis. You may think that people don’t notice who you are or what you do, but I beg to differ. Keep being the best version of yourself possible, because you are changing lives, even if you don’t know it!
Have a great rest of the week!!!! 🙂