I am reminded lately, over and over again, of “good people.” Someone recently said to me, “he’s good people,” and it was understood that that person was quality, right to the core.
I feel so fortunate to have these kind of people in my life.
I have a lot of people that quietly support me in the shadows of my life. They help me with my show, and guests, and little tid-bits of knowledge when I need it most. I was speaking to one of these people the other day and he said, “I will never forget that simple act of kindness you showed me.” I was stunned. The act he was speaking of? I very simply helped him learn to post a story while with Fox/Scout. I will never forget the day, because I was new, too, and it was sort of like the blind leading the blind. I could never foresee what that simple act would mean later in my life and career. We may think the act is insignificant, when in fact it could mean the world to that person. Ain’t life grand?
I was also reminded of “good people” when I was recently asked to visit Children’s Hospital for a meeting. They were kind enough to let me visit with some kids while I was there. I veered off course with these kids during my presentation because I could feel in my heart that that they needed a “genuine connection” more than they needed to hear my story. I knew that this alternate course could have a negative outcome, as in not being asked back to the hospital; but I had to go there. They needed something I had to give…encouragement, love, and some more encouragement. A wonderful thing happened in the room of magic that day, each and every one of those kids opened up, I mean REALLY opened up. They confessed their fears and inadequacies, and we tackled them head on, together. I am still in awe of what happened that day with those special kids. I held my breath as I left, but the “good people” that invited me gave me a reassuring smile and said, “you did good, you did good.” Again, I was thankful for “good people.”
Getting ready to be with my family, the best “good people” I know. My wish for you? That you let all the “good people” in your life know you appreciate them. I know I will.