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Geesh.  If I didn’t know better I would think that I had fallen off of the Face of the Earth.  Almost a whole month has passed since my last entry.  Where has the time gone?  How did I lose track?  All those good intentions and hmm…  What happened?

Well, I honestly was going to tell you what had happened but something came up this week.  I felt it was more important for you to know this, so you will just have to wait to find out where I was and what I was doing at a later time and read this instead.   I can guarantee that you won’t be disappointed by reading this.  If you are???  We need to talk.

The other day a candidate of mine sent me an email.  It was titled You Inspired Me and I instantly had goose bumps.  Rebecca and I talk all the time about how we are the Jerry Maguire’s of the Recruitment Industry so to actually have that title directed to me was an amazing feeling.  I didn’t even have to open the email.  I was already beaming with pride and grinning from ear to ear.  Curiousity didn’t take long to get the better of me though and I began to grow impatient as it seemed to take forever for the enigma before me to unveil itself. 

Within the email was a link which opened to a personal blog.   Aside from telling you that this person began to write about their experiences as a parent and that as I made my way through the blog I became a puddle, I wish for the rest of the details to remain private.  It truly was a gift for me.  Better than receiving flowers!  I was honoured.  I inspired someone to write a blog and capture all the wonderful memories of being a parent to their child.  Not only had I inspired them but they trusted me and shared it with me. 

Somewhere along the way that candidate became a friend.  It isn’t like I had them at hello or anything but there is definitely a level of trust that has been earned over time.  They aren’t looking for new opportunities and I wasn’t looking to move them.  What started with one phone call grew into emails with jokes to make you laugh on a rough or hectic week and eventually someone to bounce ideas off of or call on those days when a kick in the butt was required for motivation. 

This is why I do what I do and this is why I do it the way I do it.

In the end, it has become a gift for several lucky individuals.  

For readers: 

Whether someone stumbles upon it by chance or deliberately there is now a place where they may find help or support and learn that they are not alone.

For the parent:

It has become a gift unto themselves in a multitude of ways and will continue to be so for many years.  It has provided comfort in times of need, acted as a reminder to focus on the positive things and to never take things for granted.   A place has been created for the parent to have a place to tell their story, collect their thoughts and share their experiences. 

For me: 

No matter what happens from here on out, I know that I made a positive impact on a complete stranger.  On those days when I question why bother with the phone calls?  ‘Because’ now leads to concrete evidence that smiles, laughter and listening truly do matter and do make a difference.



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