I did one thing to make a difference in the life of one person! Today an individual, who I have been scrapbooking with, stood up in front of a room full of 55 (yes I said 55) people and spoke!
I started the workshop by explaining my inspriation for the project and the challenge issued by one of our VPs to do one thing to make a difference in the life of one individual. I then introduced a woman that I have spent the past 11 weeks getting to know a little. When I introduced her, she walked up in front of the room and told everyone that she was petrified, BUT she was going to try to talk to them. I was standing behind her, so I walked up and put my hand on her back. I wanted to reassure her that I was there for her, and give her some of my strength.
She talked about her past, and struggling with mental illness. She talked about what she likes ,and the kinds of things she puts in her scrapbooks. She talked about learning something new, meeting new people, and learning to see to positive things in life.
I am not in any way taking credit for the courage that she displayed today in standing up in front of a room full of strangers. I invited her, offered her an opportunity and she stepped through the door and took a chance. She made an incredible choice today, and I was privledged to be there to share in the joy of her success.
Today was a good day.
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