Kind words though kind itself can become much more than you realise...

Jan 10, 2012 11:55:00 PM / by Vu Long Tran

I once shared some kind words to someone, more as a thank you than anything for pretty much spending the time with me to go through my graduate job search application. 

This was years ago, but I remembered how passionate she had been in her work and how much feedback and support she offered me in developing the tools I need to find a job, i.e., my CV and cover letter. It'd been a while and I was looking through my old emails saw our old conversations and I just sent an email saying thank you and to let her know I was doing well now. 

As she was a careers adviser, and most of the time while they do provide students with career guidance and advice, they often rarely hear back from them again. However, I'd thought I would update her on what was happening and little did I know but she had a very busy and challenging time that week, and it was my little email that seemed to made her week and lifted up her spirits. 

While I hadn't received  the response I'd been expecting to be getting (just a small your welcome and glad to hear you're doing alright response), but it seems that without even realising it, my kind words meant more to her and at the right moment. So even if you haven't heard and/or spoken to someone for a while, what can mean all the world to them and inspire them at the right moment can be some kind words. Kind, simple words of encouragement you could say. 

So share your kind words and thank those around you and I hope you all well - Enjoy your day! - Vu :)
Vu Long Tran

Written by Vu Long Tran

Solutions Engineer APAC @pymetrics . ex-@Forrester consultant. Tweeting on #cloud, #cybersecurity, #equality and #tech tinkering!

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