Unfortunately, saying thank you seems to be an after thought more and more. So at least once a month, I will take a few minutes to publicly appreciate someone that has had an impact on me
This round: The attendees of my last TBR course
I give training frequently. Sometimes public courses, sometimes private company course, and sometimes tutorials at conferences. I know this is not always the norm, but I rarely have a class that I do not enjoy. However, there are sometimes classes that really stand out…my last Training from the BACK of the Room class is one.
Whenever I’m part of moments that make me laugh so hard that I have to wipe away tears of laughter, I’m grateful. This happened several times. The vulnerability, the honesty, the willingness to experiment, etc are difficult aspects to confront but to do it with humor, well, you are speaking my language.
But the moment that I really warranted this appreciation: I casually mentioned that my daughter’s birthday was that same week. At the very end of class, they offered to sing my little girl happy birthday. Without asking, without hesitation…they circled up and waited for me to hit record on my phone. I had tears of laughter and in that moment, I had tears of appreciation for thoughtful and wonderful people in this world.
Thank you! You made her and my day!
Picture from LinkedIn