As this year winds down, all too quickly, I am trying to remember what I accomplished in 2011. I know of many things I did, trips I took, tasks I checked off my ever-increasing list. People I met. But what did I REALLY do that may have made a difference in someone’s life? This is a question that many of us in the creative fields endeavor to answer.
As we cruise through our days, we touch many lives. Some of those lives are enhanced by our presence, some are not. Most of the time, we will never hear from any of those people. Every year, during the holiday season, I am reminded (all too constantly) of the movie, “It’s a Wonderful Life.” I am sure I don’t need to remind you of the premise of this iconic movie.
I think too often we undervalue our lives, and lessen the impact we have on every person we meet, shake hands with, “friend,” Tweet, or otherwise contact in one or more of the many ways that are available to us in these “cyber-space” times.
I am not going to ramble on incessantly about this. All I want to say is through whatever you do you meet many people. Take some time to remember them. Acknowledge their presence in your life. Acknowledge your presence in their life.
Make 2012 special for all… especially YOU!