This week in Studying Under The Masters {becoming an apprentice} I asked the students to take the time to write/call/tell someone that has inspired them…thank you.

My main point was to make sure you take the time to tell the artists that inspire you how much their work means to you.

There is freedom in sharing but it also helps the other artists to remember that their work has meaning and touches the lives of others.

It doesn’t stop there though.

I goes out to so many people in your life that you mean to bless with your thoughts and words and time slips away.

It made me stop and realize that I have been meaning to write one specific man for many years now and I just don’t stop and make the time.

Who do you need to bless this week?

Who needs to hear your words of thankfulness?

I have thought back many times over my high school years and have fondly remembered one man that took the time to notice me and make me feel smart and creative.

I looked up to this man because he was kind, smart and he saw me.

I felt like he really saw me.

When you are a teenager with a million ideas and thoughts you can often feel like adults don’t take you seriously.

I remember that feeling and I keep reminding myself to not do it to my own children.

I still can’t believe he would let me sit in his office and listen to me.

I still can’t believe that he took the song I wrote about friendship and had the school band play it at graduation.

When I look back at what he did, the heart he had for me and the time he invested in me I can honestly say I don’t even understand.

I now believe that the Lord put me on his heart.

I now believe that this man helped me to become a leader in ways he will never know.

He had tender eyes towards a child that was not his own.

He had a generous heart towards a child that needed someone to see her.

If you are reading this you have no idea the broken heart I had back then.

You have no idea how much I wanted to be seen and heard.

I have tears rolling down my cheeks right now because there are so many feelings and thoughts I can’t share but I remember this girl.

I wish I could go back in time and tell her so many things.

I wish I could tell her what her life would become.

I wish I could whisper in her ear, “Jeanne, everything you desire in your heart will come true”.

What I can do is tell this man that he has become precious to my heart and let him know how much I adore him and what he did for me.

This man was the principal of my small private school.

Mr. Novak, I may never see you again in my lifetime but thank you.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for being THAT person at THAT time.

I know you were placed by God for that role.

Early this morning I saw a brand new video by Toby Mac.

I found it so powerful about the effect of our words upon one another and a visual reminder of the impact they have.

I hope you take the time this week to reach out to a person that has been a positive person in your life.

I want to be THAT person at THAT time for another person.

I want my words and actions to bring life!