I can’t remember the exact words, but the gist is:
“You inspired me to follow my dream.”
I’ve heard variations of this from a few people over the years, which feels AMAZING EVERY TIME.
(Seriously, if someone truly inspires you, tell them.)
I’m thinking of one person in particular, though.
In the early 2000’s, I was running the community for some online games and met a lot of great people. Some of them were pretty young at the time – teenagers in high school (the typical online gamer.)
I’ve kept in touch with a lot of them over the years, as they’ve grown up, moved on with their lives and I’ve moved on with mine.
I was living in Mexico on my sailboat at a time when one of these online friends was getting out of the military. He was having a tough go of things (emotionally, not financially) trying to decide what to do with his life, so we got to talking.
I have an open door policy for visitors, and he asked if he could come stay with me. I said sure.
He flew down to Mexico and stayed with my husband and me on our sailboat for a while. He watched us work. He observed our lifestyle. He asked us a lot of probing questions about how we ended up choosing there and how hard it was to make the decision to pack up and go.
When he left to go home, he was part of our “family.” We were sad to see him go.
Soon after, he told us he was going to move to Poland, with no real plan other than to make a change in his life. If we could do it, so could he. He had ties there so it made sense.
He made the move, and wanted to move back within a few weeks. I urged him to stick it out. He did.
He met his wife soon after.
On more than one occasion, we have been told how thankful they are to us for being the inspiration for the move to Europe.
One shift is all it takes to transform an entire life path, and you can never know what it will be.
That’s why I’ll never tire of hearing how I’ve affected people’s lives.
Originally Posted: https://www.quora.com/Life-What-is-the-sweetest-thing-that-someone-has-ever-said-to-you
Originally Posted On: 2016-02-27