A couple of weeks ago I was in Melbourne at my work’s annual conference and it was all about people, one of the major focus’s was how can we make a difference for our clients and for each other.
One of the nights was particularly amazing for the team I am part of and definitely for me personally. Not only did we all get awards for overachieving for the year but I picked up a special award for customer service.
These awards are proof that hard work alone isn’t enough, they also prove that the people around you make a difference, it’s the encouragement we give each other, the laughs we share and the heartaches that help us to do so well.
The awards pale in comparison with hearing a gentleman by the name of Michael Crossland speak. I’m not going to go into his story and what makes him so inspiring but I really suggest you look him up online. What he talked about was choice, the choice we are all faced with every single day, the choice of being a better person. The choice of getting out of bed and making a difference in someone’s life, it can be something as simple as a smile to a stranger, the thing is we can all make a difference and not even know it. Michael made a difference in my life and I was fortunate enough to grab 5 minutes of his time afterwards to thank him for reminding me that I can make a difference.
This year is going to be huge for me. I have been working with the incredibly talented #originalscripts to turn some of my blogs into a play. Around the same time I will be releasing a compilation of the posts as an ebook.
More importantly the course that I had the honour of helping create for people newly diagnosed with MS will be run at least twice and also presented at an Australian wide MS nurses conference.
Are you tired yet reading all of that? I am.
There are other goals I have for the year and I really should set aside some time for some work goals too.
But that is me. That is my year. That is some of what I am choosing to do.
With MS no one really knows what is going on inside my body. It is the same with people. You don’t always know what is really going on inside. But a smile, a thank you or a kind word can make a world full of difference.
Michael reminded me it’s not only my choice as to how I live with MS but it’s also my choice as to how I really live.
What about you? Seriously. What will you do? How are you going to help make the world a better place this year?