Wonderful Things Do Come True
Wonderful Things Do Come True
Yesterday was a really magic day for many of us. The joy and positive energy everybody was spreading was contagious. I feel blessed and grateful for all the kind, affectionate and motivating atmosphere that surrounds me here at WA every single day. That atmosphere was certainly received with open arms yesterday. I felt like hugging, literally, everybody!
I am fortunate because over a month ago I had the incredible opportunity to belong to this community. I was looking for a way to generate income online. What I have found and received greatly exceeds any of my wildest expectations or dreams.
I have met incredibly generous, considerate, thoughtful and patient people that have always gone the extra mile to help me and, above all, to make me feel welcome. I was not sure if I was going to be successful here. I was not sure I was going to be able to move ahead in an activity that is so different from the one I do day after day. I was afraid my not being an English native speaker was going to be an obstacle. I was full of doubts, uncertainties and worries. I felt shy and insecure.
Three days after registering here I was writing my first blog with my heart full of astonishment and gratitude for all the good things that have happened to me in such a brief period of time. I have felt welcomed and appreciated since day one. I have become a better human being and a more compassionate person since I created my account at WA. I am not the same person I was more than one month ago. I have grown in the most unexpected and gratifying ways.
Harold has been coaching and gently challenging me with his posts to keep in mind the things I am grateful for every day. To be honest, every time I access my WA account, I find plentiful reasons to feel gratitude fill my heart.
When I signed up here I knew and felt I was entering a whole new world and I have not been mistaken about that. The learning experience here has been humbling and enriching. I have relearned the value of asking questions and requesting for assistance. Being a teacher for so many years has usually placed in a position in which I am the one who mostly answers and helps. The first time I asked for help I felt unsecure and silly. The responsive, sympathetic way in which so many WA helpers have come to my aid has often brought tears to my eyes. I have accepted with humble gratitude their answers, they assistance and they encouragement.
What all of this has generated in me is a great desire, an almost unexplainable need to pay it forward. At the beginning I did not know how I could help others being myself so newbie, so uneducated in matters regarding technology, marketing or web designing. The only thing that was clear to me was that I wanted to contribute to a community that has and is still doing so much for me.
I found out that welcoming and greeting new members could contribute to their feeling at home at WA. I found out that my silly questions sometimes could help others that were even more afraid than me to ask them. I found out that sharing my concerns, my doubts, my worries and the ways in which I was trying to cope with them, could help others. I am still not able to help with any kind of technological stuff because there some members better equipped to do it. People I greatly admire and appreciate. I am not able to help proofreading because I am not a native speaker. In fact, my eternal gratitude goes to those patient and generous members who, privately, have helped me proofread all the stuff I have put in my website. I continue racking my brains looking for ways in which I can help. What can I offer to the WA community? I have some skills that might help others: I can translate, I am good at researching, I have experience writing academic content, I have read a lot about different kinds of topics. I love to learn about other cultures and languages. I have visited some interesting places.
Dear WA members: All of what I am, what I can do and what I have learned are at your service. Please, feel free to let me know how I can be of assistance for you. Helping will not be a burden for me. Quite the contrary; I am welcoming any and all the opportunities that come my way to show my gratitude to you for all the good you have brought to my life and to my world. I am looking for ways to pay it forward.
For all the selfless help
For the blessings and greetings
For all the support