Share Your Experience

This is a place to post experiences of giving & receiving acknowledgment, and to hear from Love Ambassadors.

Thanks to our generous sponsors (Cathey, Dan, Josh, Mara, Constance, Karen, Cami, & Dale), 20,850 "I Love How Awesome You Are" cards are in available to be shared. And just four weeks into the project, over 6,850 cards had been shared.  We want to hear from you!

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Joe Morgan - March 13, 2017

Thank you Brenda for creating this and sharing it with the world. I see the light and love in you.

You are a gift to my life and countless others.

Much love to you❤

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    Brenda - March 16, 2017

    Thank you Joe Morgan, my Love Ambassador friend who created the awesome title “Love Ambassador”. You have shown me who I am as I observe you consistently loving others. And I’m thrilled about your self-love example too.

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Brenda - March 13, 2017

Thinking of her smile and cheerful service, I put my blinker on to return to the gas station. When I arrived she was helping another customer. Then she turned to me. I extended the card so she could see, ‘I LOVE HOW AWESOME YOU ARE’ and smiled.

“Ahhhh……thank you…..you made my day.” And then, to a perfect stranger she said, “Can I give you a hug?”

Thank you LaRae for the kindness you radiate. It was a joy to acknowledge you. And it took less than a minute.

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Brenda - March 15, 2017

A woman entered the elevator. “Good morning. How are you?” I asked cheerfully.

“Fine, thanks.”

I pulled out an ‘I love how awesome you are’ card & placed it in her view. “I’d like to give you this.” She read the words and furrowed her brows.

I responded, “I don’t know you… and I know you are awesome”.

“Thank you for making my day. What do you do?”

The elevator doors opened to my floor. “I give and receive love…have a beautiful day”.

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Brenda - March 29, 2017

Yesterday I met Lauren and Witt. They were sitting in an office when I entered with a pile of “I Love How Awesome You Are” cards.

Within seconds, I extended a card, words facing them as I said, “I don’t know you, and I know you’re awesome.”

They responded with smiles and coos of delight.

I continued, “What do YOU say is awesome about you?”

(I’ve learned this is not an easy question for most to answer. And it makes sense. Who was raised to see themselves as precious and amazing? My parents didn’t get that growing up….and didn’t know how to give that to their children.)

Lauren & Witt answered the question, then shared what they saw was awesome about one another. Five minutes later with teary eyes & sunshine beaming from our insides out, we hugged and I departed.

The culture of kindness created.

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Brenda - April 10, 2017

Today I encountered Bryan. He was the cashier at the local Chipotle. Playful. He reflected the huge smile in my daughter when she got giddy about ordering chips. Generous. “I’m charging these items as less.” There is something else he did that I can’t remember because when I handed him an “I love how awesome you are” card, he looked at me puzzled. “Where do these come from?” he asked. “My mom left one of these in my room”. Turns out his mom is Carolynn Yancey, a certified Love Ambassador and dear friend who sees goodness in everyone. To Bryan, Carolynn, and the whole Yancey crew. You Are Awesome!

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D - April 12, 2017

I’ve been giving out the cards to mostly business associates and friends. I work in the construction industry with mostly hairy men. I’ve been surprised at how well received the Awesome cards have been, everyone loves them.
Chuck

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    Brenda - April 13, 2017

    Dear Chuck. Thank you for sharing with the hairy men. That they love the cards is a reminder that we’re all pink inside and our hearts (even the ones in construction) can be reached by a simple gesture. High fives & Hugs.

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Eleanor O'Brien - April 13, 2017

This morning Brenda and i went skipping – a life long dream of mine, to skip with another human. What a joy filled morning! We stopped so that Brenda could hand out a few awesome cards. So inspiring! She helped me craft a plan to create more skipping events. Im so grateful to have crossed paths with such a generous love ambassador!

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    Brenda - April 13, 2017

    What a treat you are Eleanor! Skipping down the sunny street in my blue rain boots with upbeat tunes radiating from your tiny boom box. Dancing between inspiring conversation and high-energy stair skipping, meeting Barry in the city forest & tucking I-Love-How-Awesome-You-Are cards in discoverable places. And now you have created the Joy Skip Club to invite others in. So excited for next Thursday with more friends.

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Brenda - April 25, 2017

Today it was Bill… the cashier at the grocery store. He was wearing his name tag upside down…loves his dog, his girlfriend, their 400 square-foot tiny home on a farm. He smiled and looked me in the eye as I departed…..my interpretation, “Where did you come from?”

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Brenda - May 22, 2017

Today I received a note and generous gift from our Kentucky Love Ambassador to forward Elevate Awesome’s mission. She shared “when I give someone an awesome card and tell them why I think they’re awesome, their face brightens and sometimes they get tears in their eyes”.

Thank you Wendy. You reminded me of yesterday.

I stopped a man walking toward me on the sidewalk, shoulders slumped forward, and said, “I have something for you. I don’t know you, and I know that you’re awesome.”

His mouth dropped, eyes showed sparkle, and then he beamed a huge smile.

I continued, “What do you say is awesome about you?”

He replied, “I don’t know”.

I offered, “Well to begin you are open to visiting with a stranger that stops you on the street….thank you.
Just ask the people who know you, they’ll be able to tell you right away”.

He thought for a moment….”I don’t know….maybe I need to hang around different people”.

I responded, “If they don’t reflect your amazingness to you, I would agree.”

He left the conversation with an aliveness and joy.

Thank you Love Ambassadors of the world for all the moments you pause to acknowledge the precious people around you with eye contact, a smile, a “hello” or otherwise.

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