Every night, I do a gratitude journal. Maybe 5-13 things of the whole day wrapped up into one list.
I now have decided to start the gratitude journal in the morning because I wake up to great things. Since, I protect everyone's identity, but, mine, I wanted to thank a connection who reached out to me and gave me such kind words. There is nothing more empowering than waking up to that.
Those are the beautiful things that move me to tears.
It makes me think of who has inspired me on the journey and I reached out and thanked them. It doesn't matter who you are, where you're from, or what your name is. At the end of the day, we are all human beings. The business leaders that are esteemed professors replied back with terrific notes. They are humble and that is why I admire them. People may be afraid to send a note because they are Ivy League educated. This state college graduate had no shame and wrote to them to say, "you changed my life for the better." That is why they are teachers. Communication is a two way street.
A thank you and compliment make someone's day no matter who they are. That is our purpose to be a world united. If you can't respond or are too busy, you can set up an automated message or make the time.