Question 21 of 52

What is your greatest strength?

As an empath I think my ability to be vulnerable. You wouldn’t think so, I never did either until I received an email the other day that made me cry.

I was interviewing people for a job position and in walked this brilliant young man who had everything going for him. I could feel his sadness. I asked why with his resume stacked to the roof was he asking for this job. He said “I need a break”. He thought I was going to say no thanks, but I looked at him and recognized him as me. So I hired him.

He told me in that email that he was on the verge of ending everything and I gave him that glimmer he needed. As we got to know each other I would share hard things and he said that changed his life. You can recover and heal from trauma and move on with your life. He told me I changed everything and he was grateful.

You don’t always know the impact you have on people. We circle around people, say and do things that alter people good or bad, I always think its good. Even the bad stuff you learn from and in some ways you learn more than you would have if it was good.

I will likely never see that young man again but I think of him often and always with huge love for him. He is changing the world with his greatest strength – vulnerability.

2 thoughts on “Question 21 of 52

  1. I recall a person who fit this description that is many moons longer ago than “the other day”

    Knowing that your own vulnerability can bring out the stories that shape a persons character even on a first time meetup, I wouldn’t be surprised if you’ve encountered this with more than one person.

    He was starting a family last I heard. I think of his smile.

    Sent from my iPhone

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    1. When he reached out, it made me stop and think. It doesn’t take much to impact a person be it positive or negative. I think about it a lot.

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