I have thought about starting this blog for quite some time. About a year ago I decided to take an extra sixty seconds in my so-called busy day, and I simply added to the end of an email this phrase: In case no one has told you today, YOU ARE AMAZING!
I remember simply wanting to let the vendor know how much coming through for me last-minute was appreciated. Apparently, it made her day. She mentioned it was nice to hear something so kind and about how long it had been since she had received something other than the standard – “Thank you” or “Thanks.”
So many people have affected my life in a positive way, yet somehow I had become caught up in the busyness of work, always having a million things on my plate that I couldn’t even remember the last time I sent a handwritten thank you note.
I started making an extra effort of letting people know how grateful I was no matter how miniscule the task or contribution seemed.
In the day and age where handwritten notes come far too seldom, I hope this blog can begin to shine light on those who cross my path and let them know just how amazing I think they are.
Not a day should go by without you telling someone just how much he/she means to you. This can be your best friend or the customer service rep on the phone after having that unwelcomed problem with your internet. This is something I have made myself aware of, and I have found that by letting those around me know how much they are appreciated, they are willing and ready to help me when I am in need…again.
It seems fitting that I begin this new blog with someone close to me. After all, sometimes we omit the people that take care of us the most when the time comes for thanking others.
So, Jason Vosler, in case no one has told you today, YOU ARE AMAZING!
I have been married for three years, and my husband is someone I admire very much! He has taught me so much about myself and so much about what it means to put all of your faith in Jesus Christ.
I want to tell Jason he is amazing, because I am not sure I always do a good job of that. I sometimes take him for granted, so I want him to know that I would not be the woman I am today if he weren’t in my life.
He’s a lifechanger….
He changes lives. The other night I was walking by these two men, and one says to the other,
"Her husband is Jason, the one that did the Intervention on me. He saved my life.” He continued on, saying, “I hated him at first, but now I want to wrap my arms around him and hug him every time I see him.”
See, my husband had the daunting task of getting a man he did not know to unsuspectingly walk into a room where his wife and grown children were waiting to tell him he needed help with his alcoholism. The man quickly rejected the mere thought of entering a treatment facility, denying that he had a problem with alcohol. I can only imagine how unnerving it must have been for Jason persuading the reluctant man to agree to get help, having the man pack some belongings from home and entering him into a 6-month, live-in treatment program.
Thankfully, a year and a half later, the man is sober from alcohol and has positively transformed his life and his relationships with his entire family.
To ask my husband, he would give all the credit to God. He would say that he is just doing the work that God called him to do. Yes, he is right, and that is a correct statement; however, I hope he knows just how special what he does for others is, and how big of a difference he is making in the lives of others, including the difference he makes in my life.