No matter how much a person loves their job every now and again one needs that reminder why they do what they do. My reminder came a little over a week ago. I had just got done with my on air shift and I had stopped in the copy room where each person in the building has their own cubby for work papers and every now and again mail. Normally mine doesn’t have much in it so imagine my surprise when I noticed a white envelope. What’s this?
Let me take it back for just a second. You see last fall, I had the pleasure of meeting two younger girls at the Jon Pardi concert. Earlier in the day the two friends had tweeted about wanting to meet him. It just so had that I had two extra backstage passes and I couldn’t think of two more worthy fans at that time than them. I tweeted back saying meet me by the merchandise table for a surprise. As they approached and I gave them passes I was taken in with hugs and tears of joy. Definitely had made the right choice.
Since then I have had the pleasure of seeing the two of them here and there at different concerts and events either with each other or their parents. I’ll hear from them through Facebook or Twitter now and again and they remind me why I do what I do.
I don’t do this for the occasional concert tickets, I don’t do it to always know the latest music, I definitely don’t do it because people think it’s easy and I don’t do it to be known. I do my job to try and make a difference. If in my day I can make one person smile, make one person feel special or help someone in a way that it impacts their life, I feel as though I’ve done my job.
Now and again yes like everyone else I have bad days. I was happening to be having one of those day when I spied an envelope in my mailbox cubby at work. Reached in and found The Letter and some pictures of myself and one of the sweetest gals I’ve gotten to know through my job.
A few weeks back she had told me that there was an assignment at school where they were to write a letter to someone other than family members and she had chosen to write to me. It was an honor to be chosen and it was even more of an honor reading her words.
In it she told me of what an impact I had made in her life and how grateful she was for me and it went on and on for over two pages. I’ve always told her to keep on being her because the world needs more people like her and in the end she told me she believed this world needed more people like me and my eyes had teared up and spilled over onto my cheeks. It’s in those moments when you could really use it God sends you the message you need. I was reminded once again why I love my job so much and why I do what I do.
I do it for the Gracie’s of the world. I do it for the Mariah’s of the world. And I’ll keep on doing it as long as I possibly can but I couldn’t do it without being blessed with wonderful people surrounding me. So if you are reading this you are definitely one of those people which is why I can’t say enough, thank you.