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Here’s to sitting next to you!

A lady I saw often during my days in Michigan posted an astounding story on our facebook group. It was several hundred words describing the difficult and heartbreaking journey she has taken through life. Poverty, love found then lost, raising a child singlehandedly against terrible odds.

If you ever met her, you would have no idea of the turmoil she has endured.

She’s calm, friendly, and focused. A loving parent and dedicated volunteer to the organization where we met. A seemingly ordinary retired woman in line at the grocery store.

But her inner strength is extraordinary.

After I managed to close my slack-mouth jaw from astonishment, my typed response included:

It goes to show , At First Glance, You Never Know Whom You’re Sitting Next To.

It’s so true.

Each person holds a hidden story of perseverance and courage within them.

And I salute yours.

Here’s a toast, to sitting next to you and learning about your journey in life.

–LYnn Selwa, “The Rocket Science Coach” ™

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When the party’s over…

January starts with a burst of excitement and optimism, with parties and setting impressive goals.

Then about a week later… the elation wears off.

This is when the goal looks most bleak: after the excitement of setting it wears off and long before it is manifested. Maybe you’ve not followed through with your daily action plan. Or the finish line simply seems TOO FAR AWAY.

The willingness to show up changes us. It makes us a little braver each time.

–Dr. Brene Brown

A step toward your goals is better than no step. I salute your courage to move in the direction you envision.

–LYnn Selwa, “The Rocket Science Coach” ™

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Hidden praise

Two days ago I went shopping for Halloween candy.

I know I’m 6 weeks early, but this is when the selection is widest. And only a few people were browsing.

I knew exactly what I wanted: a particular brand of lollipop, because it is free of major allergens.

You see,  400 costume trick-or-treaters knock on our door each Halloween. Yes, 400.

And as I shopped for 400 of those lollipops, I didn’t even look at the price on the bags.

I suddenly planted my feet in the aisle, tugging my shopping cart to a halt between the Kit Kats and Smarties. I realized how much more prosperous we are than during the early years of our marriage, back when I hunted in the aisles for the cheapest candy (typically the no-name imitation of Smarties)– or forgo giving any treats at all. And I seized the moment to make a video with my smartphone,  telling that story as I stood in that aisle, with the backdrop of 6ft high shelves lined with cellophane bags of candy.

The surprise came when I posted the video to social media the next afternoon.

I received the typical Likes and a few comments about “congratulations.”

But some people I haven’t heard from in many months began commenting, telling me how much they appreciated receiving greeting cards from me. (No mention of greeting cards in the video.)

I send those people birthday and anniversary cards each year and never hear a peep from many of them, year after year, unless on the rare occasion we see each other face-to-face– at which point they commonly gush “thank you for the cards you send” as one of their first comments.

Many of those cards never bounced back with a bad address, so I kept sending. In some cases I wondered if they ever received the mailings… perhaps the cards were getting thrown away by a family member or roommate?

Well, something in that video or comment thread triggered a chain of gratitude. And it made my day!

Whatever your product is… keep building strong relationships that show you care more about people than their wallet.

You never know when the appreciation will change from hidden to visible.

–LYnn Selwa, “The Rocket Science Coach” ™

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