Best Letter of My Life
I moved, I didn't tell a lot of people that I was moving. Including my job, I worked at an assisted living facility and one of the residents actually wrote me, after he realized that I wasn't there anymore.
Let me remind everyone, I hated the job, the management was terrible, the people in charge were petty and bitter in short it was a complete mess. The people I liked very much, there were only two who felt like they can talk to me any kind of way, but everyone else, everyone one else were good people who treated me with respect.
But it was one person who actually took the time to write me. Me? I felt like I was getting an award. I for sure thought that I would disappear and everyone would just go on with their lives. It did not occur to me that anyone would actually miss me. Crazy right?
Here are some of the things that he said to me in the letter, because I'm not typing the whole thing. Even though I'd like to have this bad boy laminated.
If you resigned either to accept a more significant position suited to your education, experience and intelligence or to be able to spend more time in the search, I not only understand but I certainly approve, except for the personal loss of not seeing you regularly.
Me? He said all of this to me? I couldn't believe it. I left and when I saw the letter I thought it would be a, sad letter, ya know? But it was great! Here's more.
For someone with that much experience and who is that successful to say that he admires ME! He used to be a Communications Director and that's what I want to do. He also used to work in PR for CIGNA. So, whenever I'm feeling sad I'll just look at his letter, because it was really great/uplifting and if he hadn't of written it I would have never known. I didn't do anything extra for him, so I'm glad to know that just by being myself I was able to positively impact someone. Now if that's without trying...I wonder what I can accomplish given the right tools.
I think you know that I admire you very much as a particularly fine young person with wit, wisdom, personality and character that will make it certain you will have an interesting and excellent career and a successful and happy life.
Of course I wrote him back. I need to mail it when I leave the house today.