by Dr. John J. Franey, CEO/Founder of Developing Difference Makers
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It is with sincerest appreciation that this letter is being written. We cannot thank you enough for making a difference in the world. We cannot thank you enough for making a difference in our lives. We know that we would not be who we are today without your support and guidance over the years. We know this world is a better place because of your dedication to ensuring that all of us are loved and cared for. We know that we are better people because you cared enough to put in the long hours to ensure that we are supported and guided through our development years. Thank you!
You shared with us your love for learning. You helped us to develop our ability to learn, to deepen our knowledge, and to build skills that would help us throughout our lives. You provided active learning opportunities where we could sharpen our skills and apply our book learning into real-world situations. You pushed us to try harder, work smarter, and never give up when we make a mistake. You enabled us to find our passions in our learning and to build these passions into careers that we love. You helped us to redevelop our areas of weakness, and to continue to build on our areas of strength. You read to us, experimented with us, and played games with us. You let us ask questions, no matter how silly they were. You made learning fun! Thank you!
You offered us solace in our times of need and comfort in our times of pain. You knew just how to connect with us in a way that was meaningful for our lives. You offered us a shoulder to cry on when we were hurting, a hug to let us know we were cared about, and a listening ear when we needed someone to talk to. You built relationships with us to where we could depend on you and confide in you. You enabled us to show weakness without fear of humiliation. You provided us a safe haven where we could make mistakes without fear of public embarrassment. You held us up when we were struggling and taught us how to get through the tough times. You understood our struggles and didn’t think less of us because of them. Thank you!
You laughed with us and celebrated with us. You high fived us for a job well done and patted us on the back after an accomplishment. You helped us to build friendships and taught us how to treat people right. You made us feel that no matter what was happening in our lives we had a fan that would root us on to victory. You made us feel special, no matter how difficult our life was at the time. You made us feel good about ourselves. You made us feel important. You made us who we are. You make this world a better place. You are a difference maker. Thank you!
Thank you for being the amazing, dedicated person that you are! Thank you for changing our lives. Thank you for making a difference in our lives. Thank you for being our teacher. We hope that we can have the same impact on the world as you have had on ours.
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