Award Winning Best Selling Florida Author Yvonne Mason

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Suprises Come in the Most Unexpected Ways

For the past few days I have been playing phone tag with someone I don’t even know. Finally yesterday We connected. It seems that this nice soft spoken woman had found thig site on the net and wanted to ask me a question. She was almost timid in her request. First she told me how she found me and that she was impressed with my story of success. The fact that it has taken me over thrity years to become published and a best seller. She was amazed that I had gone back to school in my early fifties and received my degree in Criminal Justice and then proceeded to become a Bounty Hunter.

She said all this to ask this question. She wanted to know if I would be willing to become her Tutor in English. You see she is not from here. She gave me some background – she said she had raised her children and then returned to school and now was a claims adjuster for an insurance company. She wanted to be able to write reports using “correct” English and she was wondering if I would take the task of helping her.

Imagine my surprise and feeling of humbleness when that request was made. She told me that when she read my site she decided to bit the bullet so to speak and give me a call praying all the while that I would not reject her request.

I made a promise to myself that if I was granted the honor of succeeding and becoming a best selling author that I would not forget where I came from. That I would pay it forward to others who like me have dreams and don’t know how to make them real. This is a perfect opprotunity to do that. This lady wants to be able to speak and write English so that she can communicate in this Country correctly. How many Americans can say that? She wants to be understood and to understand our insane language so that she will appear professional in her job. What an honor to be asked to help her accomplich this dream.

There are several lessons to be learned here. The first and most important is we make an impact on everyone – even when we don’t know it. Even when we don’t see it. There are others who watch us and sometimes wish to learn from us. The second lesson is this- if we keep our hearts open we will find out that people are drawn to us. The next lesson is we should never forget where we came from- because if we do we cannot and will not help others who are struggling. The next lesson is that when we pay it forward we receive blessings in return in many ways and in many forms.

Yes, I will be honored and delighted to tutor this stranger to our land. I will be delighted to learn from her as well.

December 9, 2011 - Posted by | Events | , , ,

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