You are remembered for how you make others feel

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“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.

4 thoughts on “You are remembered for how you make others feel

  1. Hi Stephanie,

    I found your lovely blog through the Faithful Bloggers webinar 🙂

    I loved your post; sharing the truth that people remember how we make them feel. I so very much want to be thought of as someone who helps others feel loved, cherished, encouraged, and heard.

    Yes, love wins 🙂

    God bless

  2. Thank you for the wonderful story. I agree that it is most important that people feel loved and that they feel appreciated for who they are. And, it’s good to appreciate people when they are doing good things for other people – like you appreciated this man.

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