This week makes me reflect on the past year and how grateful I am to have been given this opportunity. Sometimes I wonder, “why me?” There are counselors all over the country doing exactly what I do. Why was I the one given this amazing opportunity? I don’t know the answer to that. But I know that I will not waste it.
A year ago I was buying pencils from Dollar General with my debit card and now I have 3,022 fantastic pencils sent to me from all over the world by people who were inspired by my job and cared about the well-being of my athletes enough to mail me pencils. I think that is amazing! One fan was so perceptive that he noticed I was sitting in a pretty old, worn out chair – and he mailed me a brand new, fancy desk chair! You have no clue how happy that made me.
This show and my work may have inspired millions but you have no idea how much YOU have inspired me! Just the thought of knowing that humans still care about other humans – enough to take time and effort to mail pencils, chairs, coffee mugs, paper, shirts and just cards with sweet messages. That is inspiring.
Your stories are inspiring. Your efforts are inspiring. And I promise you, I will not let you down! Here is to a Happy Premiere Week everyone! I truly hope you enjoy season 2!