Little Things Make the Difference

Written by Alexxa Gagner, Public Relations Director

February marked my 3 year anniversary working at Denver Rescue Mission. Let me just say, time flies!

My role in public relations is to tell the stories of Denver Rescue Mission, the people we serve and how we change lives in the name of Christ.

One of the things I love the most about this job is meeting with people and hearing their story first-hand. After more than three years of meeting amazing people, building trusting relationships and learning more than I ever expected, I feel incredibly blessed.

I’m around kind-hearted staff members, program participants and volunteers on a daily basis. Up until recently, I didn’t think my presence had much effect–if any–on our program participants. I didn’t realize that God was using me to encourage others.

One of our New Life Program participants helped me out by appearing in a video shoot for the Mission recently. I sent him a simple note and a few cookies as a thank you. Later, he mentioned to one of my co-workers that my little gesture encouraged him to stay in the program. What I thought was tiny and simple was huge to someone else.

The little things can really mean a lot. We never know what others are going through and sometimes even a nod, smile, pat on the back, or hug can make all the difference in the world.

What little things have you done lately that had a positive influence on someone else?

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