As a solo-preneur and Teacher-Trainer of Louise’s life-changing methods, I’m often reflecting on the impact of a coaching session, retreat, workshop, and/or the actual teacher training. It can be difficult to measure the effectiveness of what we offer when it’s not tangible. In the banking industry, results were measured by accounts opened, retained, and built upon. It can be tricky to measure a healed wound.
Make no mistake, what you do matters!
Recently I received quite a surprise, and it only took eleven years for it to arrive in my message center on Instagram. Here is the message,
“Dear Sandra, My name is Christopher Miller, and you transformed my life eleven years ago. I’ve been eager to contact you and share this with you. You may not recall the circumstances, but we met when you visited the tanning salon I was working for at the time. Our brief interaction significantly altered the course of my life. Your subsequent blog post about our experience was forwarded to my company’s corporate staff. Remarkably, it reached the CEO and other high-level executives. More significantly, it caught the attention of the man who would later become my husband. Together, we built a tremendously successful company, which is on the brink of going international.
If you hadn’t walked into the salon that day, and if you hadn’t been so open to my hug, and then later wrote about that experience my life might have turned out completely different. I am a strong believer in the butterfly effect, often pondering how my existence and decisions impact others. Our interaction only reinforced this belief. I’ve reflected on that day frequently and have always wished I could express my gratitude to the woman who made it all possible. Hence, I am reaching out now. Our interaction was mutually impactful. At the time, I was in a dark place, feeling trapped and hopeless about my future. After our interaction and the events that followed my life changed forever. I feel I have rambled on enough, but I wanted to express my deepest gratitude for that transformative hug. Warm regards, Christopher Miller”
It’s not what we teach or preach, it’s what we do.
I was moved to tears when I read that message. Eleven years later. Also of note, the blog included the story of sweet little Pete Lin who suddenly left this earth experience at the age of eleven. I was once told he is a guardian angel in my Life and when I was having a “moment” of questioning my “results,” this message came in along with his photo. (See below image of the blog written in 2012). Life can be pretty crazy, right?
Here is what I know. It truly is not what we say, it is what we do in our Life that truly has the greatest impact. Those actions can seem like small things, but we NEVER know how they will land or what the other person may be going through. Christopher was in a dark place, and he hugged me. Rather than say to him, “No, that’s ok.” I received the hug. Then, thanks to all the customer service training I received and conducted in my years spent in Corporate America, I decided to share what his hug meant to me with his supervisor.
“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word,
a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring,
all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” ― Leo Buscaglia
You are on this mailing list because you’ve expressed interest in what I offer or have taken part in an offering. THANK YOU! This also tells me that you are a person who at the core of your being wants to make a difference in the world. We need you. Period. There are billions of people on this planet and many who are lonely. Yet, as Louise often said, “It is not due to a lack of people, rather a lack of love.”
Be love in action and help heal hearts and lives!
The Heal Your Life® Training provides an opportunity to heal the parts of yourself that need healed and to go forth in providing that aid and opportunity for others to do the same. Early bird registration closes on the 31st at midnight. Make your deposit now and join the team of heart-centered change makers! Not for you? Share this Love Letter with someone else you may know that it could be a fit for.
How might your Life be different if you decided to be an agent of love?
Sandra J Filer, MBA, The Happy Goddess®
US Heal Your Life® Teacher & Coach Trainer & Grief Recovery Specialist® The Happy Goddess
Helping people learn to practice radical self-care, experience the magic of life and apply a playful approach to shaping the future of their dreams.