The Power Of Kindness – A Full Circle Moment

Yesterday, I had a good reminder that you never know how you affect someone’s life…that the smallest of gestures to YOU could mean the world to THEM.

I was introduced to a lovely woman now in her late 20’s and she told me she remembered me as a teenager. She was a young singer at the time taking lessons with another teacher in town.

She said:

“My teacher knew I was so taken by you. I read about you in the paper and I wanted to meet you…so I emailed you!”

Apparently I responded and invited her and her mother to join me at my CD release party. I don’t remember doing this because for me, it was such a simple, easy and ‘small’ thing to do.

She drove in from Cache Creek to Kamloops for the performance, a 166 km round trip. Apparently during my performance I gave her a ‘shout out’ and thanked them for coming to the show. She was thrilled!

She said she never forgot that night and how I took the time to invite her and made her feel special at the event by acknowledging her.

So simple, yet here we were 14 years later and she remembers it vividly and was so happy to meet me again after all these years.

This time SHE gave me the GIFT because I needed a reminder that what I do and who I am affects people in positive ways. She reminded me that your ACTIONS and WORDS today could have a true impact on someone and catch up to you years later.

Don’t you want to be remembered for being kind, loving and supportive? I sure do…in the end, that is your legacy…

Don’t underestimate the power of kindness and if someone has impacted your life, please tell them.

Life is short and life is precious.

Let’s EMBRACE each other today; give each other SUPPORT and share our LOVE and KINDNESS. If you have something to give (and we all do), give it away…it will come back to you eventually…in this example, it took 14 years…but the timing was perfect!

Here is a portion of one of my favorite songs called “Seasons of Love”. It’s been a bit of a mantra to me ever since I heard it years ago:

Five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes
Five hundred twenty-five thousand moments so dear
Five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes
How do you measure, measure a year?

In daylights, in sunsets
In midnights, in cups of coffee
In inches, in miles, in laughter and in strife
In five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes
How do you measure, a year in the life?

How about love?
How about love?
How about love?
Measure in love

With love and a smile,




  1. Laura says:

    Shannon sent this treasure to me the day after our party together. You are GOLD to me miss Tina. I loved our honest conversation Monday night, honestly ;) . Thanks for being YOU xo. Laura :)

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