That One Person

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There are people in our lives who have made all the difference in the world. Without their influence, we would not be where we are today. They are the ones who didn’t ASK if we needed help, they just showed up when no one else seemed to understand. They were the ones to grab our hand and guide us through the darkness. The sad part is, they may not even know of the impact they have made on our lives.

Last night I spoke to a group of teens on the topic of gratitude. As I talked to them about reaching out to say thank you to those who have helped them, it suddenly popped out of my mouth: “And they may not even be aware of the influence they have had on you. Please be sure to tell them.”

As I drove home, it made me think about those who have shaped my life. About those who fill my heart with so much gratitude that I have no words to express it. Funny, it’s not always the people you would expect. Sometimes, it’s those hiding in the shadows that can see your pain, feel your loneliness, and lead you to a safe place where you can finally breathe again.

Are you getting a picture in your head of someone who’s help was so profound that it literally changed your life? If so, reach out to them now. They probably have no idea of how something they said or did eased your confusion. Don’t wait another minute. In an email, text, card or better yet, face-to-face, tell them.

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2 thoughts on “That One Person”

  1. Dennis F Depcik says:

    WOW!!! I am so touched by this. Although you have shared these feelings with me before, it has never been said so powerfully. And I have never felt it so deeply. If I played some part in shaping who you have become, I’m the one who is so thankful that I played that role. You are a constant inspiration and have been an integral part of my life. Love you Sis.

    1. Nancy says:

      I could never express all you have done for me. It was a heartfelt part of my speech last night as I encouraged the teens in my audience to find their safe place. I have so many special memories of you when I was growing up, and those loving memories continue to grow every single day as we spend more and more time together. I am truly thankful for having you in my life.

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