Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Help Someone Remember Their Dream

It’s no secret how stressful the past few months have been for me. At my worst moments of intense pressure, I’ve wanted to drop everything and give it all up, in spite of my passion, just so that I could make the overwhelmed feelings go away.

Last week was one of those weeks. Between overseeing royal wedding blog coverage, starting yet another semester of grad school (yeah, there’s no summer break) and completing my final wedding coordination project, there were moments when I felt about ready to snap.

But then one day, just when I was at the end of my rope, I got the most awesome emails from a couple Weddzilla bloggers, telling me just how much they have appreciated the experience and how the work of myself and others has truly made a difference. As you can imagine, these types of messages meant the world to me, helping me to remember just why I do what I do and why I love it.

This isn’t the first time something like this has happened, and each time it does, it reminds me how something as simple as a thank you or a few words of encouragement can truly revitalize your spirit, letting you know that your efforts are in fact worth it and are affecting others in a positive way.

Last year, at my friend’s graduation from medical school, the dean gave a speech about the importance of “remembering your dream,” especially at times when you want to give in and give up. Think about how your actions are impacting the lives of others, he said. Think about how they are impacting your own life. Remember your dream and how hard you've worked to get where you are. Remember your dream, and keep moving forward.

That's why I think that everyone, myself included, should take the time to acknowledge and appreciate the things that others do and the ways their actions have made a difference in whatever way that might be. Take the time, and you never knew what type of influence you might have. You just might be helping someone remember their dream.

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  1. Such a beautiful post! I have those moments as well...glad that you are back on track with what you love doing!! Take Care....<3

  2. Hey, chin up! We get August off...we just have to make it to that point.

  3. Great post! It's amazing what a simple "thank you" can do for morale. I often think that if we got more praise at work, we'd all be much happier to be there. Sometimes, it's the little things.

  4. Never underestimate the power of a simple thank you! Sometimes those words alone can just make someone's day.

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  6. heather, you know that I especially appreciate you! you do so much for weddzila and we're lucky to have someone so great as you for the editor. i know it can be tough, but chin up! stress is only temporary :)

  7. this is such a great post! it's always great to be reminded of what we want/dream.

  8. Its funny that you posted this because I was just coming over here to thank you for all of your support esp when I posted that I was having a crazy, busy week! You are one of the busiest people I know and you still always find time for others. Please remember to take time for yourself too sweety...take a long walk, a spa day, a long, hot bath, or just sit together with your husband (which Im sure you do!) and relax!

    I hope you get to take a vacation.

    <3 Thanks for all the love, giving it right back to you!

  9. :) you are an inspiration! great post