Leaving a Heart Print

photo courtesy of heartprintscollection.com

photo courtesy of heartprintscollection.com

What kind of impression do you leave on others after you have passed through their life? What will you be remembered for?

I often wonder what type of impression I leave on others. Should I have done this or said that? Well, I found out today that my thoughtfulness along with 2 others did not go unnoticed and when you are dealing from the heart true sincerity always comes across.

This past weekend I and 2 other co-workers went to assist our fellow co-worker in preparing for a surprise birthday party for her daughter. She was so consumed with making the party perfect that she was overwhelmed with all the planning and preparations that were needed to be done for the special day. My co-workers and I decided to assist her to alleviate some of her responsibility and provide her with much-needed support so she could enjoy the festivities along with her daughter.

We volunteered our services. We arrived at the party destination prepared to work tirelessly to turn this surprise party into a memorable event. We decorated, set up the prepared food in catering style. We did not stop until the last balloon was blown and the punch placed elegantly on the table. Everything looked fabulous and we waited earnestly for the guest of honor to arrive.

The clock was ticking and guests were eagerly arriving for the party of the evening. Waiting on queue in the kitchen area for anything that needed to be done so the party would be perfect for the honored guest and the mother whom we so selflessly assisted; it seemed like time had stopped.

The time had finally come.

We were warned that the honoree had arrived and was parking the car preparing to enter the building.

We all ran in the beautifully decorated room filled with food, decor, love from family and friends waiting to shout the celebrated words “Surprise!”

The door knobs begin to turn and we could quietly feel the excitement level building inside the room. It was almost time to perform our awaited duty.

The door finally swings open, “Surprise!” is shouted from the roof tops. Everyone is clapping, jumping and shouting to give love and appreciation for the honored guest’s arrival.

She has the biggest smile of gratitude and amazement that it brought her mother to tears. Mission accomplished and all is well. All the mother’s stress and overwhelming emotions quickly disappeared and were immediately replaced with love and fulfillment.

Our work was done. We completed the task at hand and the mother as well as the honored guest was happy. We succeeded in our quest to assist and support.

Afterwards, the mother expressed her feelings of gratitude in a way I will never forget. We had left a heart print on the mother that will carry her for the rest of her days. Her tears of joy and appreciation are the heart prints we will carry with us.

It felt so good to help a mother celebrate such an important time in her daughter’s life

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About nextphasemom

I am a married mother of 2 college age children. Now that my children are grown attending college and working I find myself lost and wondering what to do with myself. In my loneliness I thought I would do what I love and that is write. Now that I am at retirement status I look forward to creating the next phase of my life. To start I am expressing myself through writing. It has always been relaxing for me so I thought I would share some of my thoughts. I am also a self-help fanatic and I try to live an inspired life daily. On occasion I am able to encourage and inspire those around me in a no nonsense way. For those that know me know that when you ask me for my opinion that you will get "the truth"; they know that if you don't want "the truth" don't ask me. No....I am not rude or abusive. I just point out ideas or points of interest that they have not considered or don't want to accept. A lot of my friends call me "the counselor". No..I am not a certified professional counselor but I love psychology. My degree background is business and I am employed in Customer Service. So talking to people on a regular basis is what I do to assist them in finding solutions. Well that is enough about me for now....to be continued because I am ever changing. Take your time to look around and please leave a comment so I will know that you stopped by...until then.
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45 Responses to Leaving a Heart Print

  1. smilecalm says:

    A wonderful expression of gratitude.

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      Wow! I appreciate your candid comment. Hopefully future posts will interest you more. Please inform me of what you didn’t like so I can get a feel for your interest. I am curious and can take criticism as long as it is not mean spirited.

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    Definitely believe that that you said. Your favourite reason seemed to be on the net the simplest factor to be aware of. I say to you, I definitely get annoyed at the same time as other folks think about worries that they plainly do not realize about. You managed to hit the nail upon the highest as well as defined out the whole thing with no need side effect , people could take a signal. Will probably be back to get more. Thank you

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