Years ago I worked with a woman by the name of Nancy. I was a young woman, starting out with a large company, and she had years of experience ahead of me. She must have sensed a nervous energy from me, and she graciously took me under her wing and became my Mentor.
There came a time when I found another job position within the company, and would no longer work with Nancy. One day before I left the department, I found an envelope on my desk from her. In it was a poem. It was time for me to sail to another shore, and she was watching me move on. I knew she was happy for me just by the words in this poem I share with you now.
"Believe in Yourself" - Bruce B. Wilmer
"Believe in yourself to the depth of your being. Nourish the talents your spirit is freeing.
Know in your heart when the going gets slow, that your faith in yourself will continue to grow.
Don't forfeit ambition when others may doubt. It's your life to live - you must live it throughout.
Learn from your errors - don't dwell in the past. Never withdraw from a world that is vast.
Believe in yourself: find the best that is you. Let your spirit prevail. Steer a course that is true."
- It was Nancy's wisdom and generosity in giving me this poem. It was many years ago, however, I have never forgotten her, and her good deed.
Thank you Nancy.