“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou
I went to a funeral today for one of my high band directors. I don’t remember much of what he said in class. I don’t really remember a lot of what we did. But you know what I do remember? I remember his support of me. The way he believed in me, cheered for me and encouraged me. And I remember that every time I’ve seen him over the years, I felt loved. And he made my whole family feel loved and supported too. That is pretty impressive!
This man was a talented musician, a great teacher and did well in his career. That is all important stuff. It’s good to do well in life and your career.
But it’s even more important, memorable and influential to treat others well. To make them feel loved. Supported. Heard. Encouraged.
Those are the things we’ll be remembered for. Those are the things we should strive to be good at.
At the end of the day, I want to know that I have loved others well.
Because love wins.