your presence makes a difference.

this small story was forwarded to my email by sahara, i’d like to thank her for this contribution
this, once again a story which makes you realize that no matter what you think of your self, no matter how u finds world looking at you, you was, you are, and you will be important to some1 either in a direct or indirect way.


who are you, does makes a difference

A teacher in New York decided to honor each of her seniors in High School by telling them the difference each of them had made. She called each student
to the front of the class, one at a time. First, she told each of them how they had made a difference to her, and the class. Then she presented each of
them with a blue ribbon,imprinted with gold letters, which read, “Who I Am Makes a Difference.” Afterwards, the teacher decided to do a class project,
to see what kind of impact recognition would have on a Community. She gave each of the students three more blue ribbons, and instructed them to go out
and spread this acknowledgment ceremony. Then they were to follow up on the results, see who honored whom, and report back to the class in about a week.

One of the boys in the class went to a junior executive in a nearby Company, and honored him for helping him with his career planning. He gave him a blue
ribbon, and put it on his shirt. Then he gave him two extra ribbons and said, “We’re doing a class project on recognition, and we’d like for you to go
out, find somebody to honor, give them a blue ribbon, then give them the extra blue ribbon so they can acknowledge a third person, to keep this acknowledgment
ceremony going. Then please report back to me and tell me what happened.”

Later that day, the junior executive went in to see his boss, who had been noted, by the way, as being kind of a grouchy fellow. He sat his boss down,
and he told him that he deeply admired him for being a creative genius. The boss seemed very surprised. The junior executive asked him if he would accept
the gift of the blue ribbon, and would he give him permission to put it on him. His surprised boss said, “Well, sure.” The junior executive took the blue
ribbon and placed it right on his boss’s jacket, above his heart. As he gave him the last extra ribbon, he said, “Would you take this extra ribbon, and
pass it on by honoring somebody else. The young boy who first gave me the ribbons is doing a project in school, and we want to keep this recognition ceremony
going and find out how it affects people.”

That night, the boss came home to his 14-year-old son, and sat him down. He said, “The most incredible thing happened to me today. I was in my office,
and one of the junior executives came in and told me he admired me, and gave me a blue ribbon for being a creative genius. Imagine! He thinks I’m a creative
genius! Then he put this blue ribbon that says, “Who I Am Makes a Difference”, on my jacket above my heart. He gave me an extra ribbon and asked me to
find somebody else to honor. As I was driving home tonight, I started thinking about whom I would honor with this ribbon, and I thought about you. I want
to honor you. My days are really hectic and when I come home, I don’t pay a lot of attention to you. Sometimes I scream at you for not getting good enough
grades in school, and for your bedroom being a mess. But somehow tonight, I just wanted to sit here and, well, just let you know that you do make a difference
to me. Besides your mother, you are the most important person in my life. You’re a great kid, and I love you!”

The startled boy started to sob and sob, and he couldn’t stop crying. His whole body shook. He looked up at his father and said through his tears, ”Dad,
earlier tonight I sat in my room and wrote a letter to you and Mom, explaining why I had killed myself, and I asked you to forgive me. I was going to commit
suicide tonight after you were asleep. I just didn’t think that you cared at all. The letter is upstairs. I don’t think I need it after all. His father
walked upstairs and found a heartfelt letter full of anguish and pain.

The boss went back to work a changed man. He was no longer a grouch, but made sure to let all of his employees know that they made a difference. The junior
executive helped several other young people with career planning, and never forgot to let them know that they made a difference in his life. And the young
boy and his classmates learned a valuable lesson, “Who you are DOES make a difference”.

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2 Responses to your presence makes a difference.

  1. nikita says:

    its a lovely article…i just love this one

  2. aanchal agrawal says:

    its nice i like it

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