A few days after posting this blog about the power of belief, I forwarded it to Gerry, the woman whose clear and crisp words about my talents changed my life. Since I had also recorded a video to demonstrate the power of our beliefs, I forwarded that to her as well. You can view that short video here.

While I anticipated that she would appreciate knowing she made a difference in my life, I never could have imagined the profound impact my video and blog would have on her. Given that she consistently exudes confidence, joy, gratitude, and peace, her response surprised me.

Quick side note: Gerry is 80 years old and was recently informed by her doctors that there isn’t anything more they can do for her. She has congestive lung and heart failure, making it nothing short of a miracle that she’s still with us. Her physical limitations prevent her from doing the things she loves, like being outside.

In a heartfelt voicemail later that same day, Gerry expressed, “Misti, I just watched your video. It was excellent and thank you for those kind words. Often, I wonder what I am still doing here. You have helped me answer that question, and now I feel like I’m still living a purposeful life,” she said in a voicemail later that same day.

In today’s fast-paced world, it’s all too easy to overlook the profound impact we have on each other. Gerry’s heartfelt response serves as a potent reminder that a simple expression of gratitude can create ripples of positivity beyond our imagination.

Gerry’s words illuminate the transformative effect of acknowledging the influence someone has had on our lives. It not only uplifts their spirits but also reaffirms the purpose and significance of their journey. In essence, it’s a beautiful exchange of energy, where gratitude becomes the catalyst for deeper connections and newfound meaning.

As we navigate through our lives, it’s crucial to take a moment to pause and reflect on those who have shaped our path. Whether it’s a mentor, a friend, or a loved one, expressing gratitude can spark a chain reaction of inspiration and hope. It’s a testament to the enduring power of human connection and the resilience of the human spirit.

So, take a moment today to reach out to those who have left an indelible mark on your life. Let them know the difference they’ve made because, in doing so, you not only honor their legacy but also infuse your own journey with a profound sense of purpose and gratitude. Every aspect of the story, from the moment I called her to ask for help with the anxiety I was experiencing, to writing this blog, has had a profoundly positive impact on my life. It’s a testament to what becomes possible when we allow our vulnerabilities to be supported by others.

Here’s to your greatness,

Misti Burmeister

Misti Burmeister helps companies and leaders motivate and inspire excellence. For nearly 20 years, she has facilitated communication that results in trust, increasing engagement and productivity across generations. Make sure your communication is coming across the way you intend, visit https://www.MistiBurmeister.com