I recently received an email update from a person I met with sometime this past year. I asked for and received permission to post portions of the message anonymously. I hope this helps communicate how I want to support people through transitions and tough times.
You… spent some very important time and energy counseling me about my situation at work and the isolation I was feeling there and in my personal life. I also shared with you at that time that I thought I might be losing my job…You were very encouraging and gave me some good insight in thinking about my situation.
I did, in fact, end up losing my job, not that long after our conversation.
…I wanted thank you for “being there” and being wise…You were a part of the small chorus of voices that aided and supported me in a very difficult transition in my life…I am so very grateful.