Teacher touching life of young student


You touch lives every day, for better or for worse, but often you don't realize you're making a difference. My husband, a retired physician, recently attended the funeral of a professional friend he'd known for years. The friend's grown children came up to him to express their appreciation for his friendship. “When we were going through Daddy's things,” they said, “we found the letter you wrote him when he retired. It meant so much to him that he kept it in his Bible.”

My guest, Connection Messenger* Annette Petrick shares a similar experience in this episode. Use the audio player above to listen to this 90-second show. Annette gives a little introduction below. 

Our interaction with others really matters.  You can make someone’s day with a sincere compliment or turn someone sullen with an inconsiderate, hurtful remark.  What a treasure it is to find out that something you said or did had a positive impact on someone.  Often, you never find that out.  Sometimes, it falls into your lap. 



Annette Petrick for Consider This

Annette Petrick

Annette Petrick is the creative genius and inspired storyteller behind the Consider This Radio Show, featuring dozens of colorful 90-second episodes serving up “timely perspectives on life, love, friends, family, giving back, and giving thanks.” You'll laugh, cry, rant, cheer, or remember. Be sure to get on her email list HERE to receive a new episode every Sunday morning.

The show “I Was In Her Prayerbook” appeared originally on the Consider This Radio Show website. CLICK HERE to read a transcript of the show.

You might also enjoy these Heartspoken posts:

“You Matter And You Make A Difference” by Elizabeth H. Cottrell

“What We Say Makes A Difference” by Elizabeth H. Cottrell

“Make Someone's Day Today” by Elizabeth H. Cottrell with NPR video by Drew Dudley


* What's a Connection Messenger? At Heartspoken, a Connection Messenger is someone who helps point the way to strengthening one of life's essential connections: with God, with self, with others, or with nature. 


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