A long time ago a manager was giving me a performance review. This manager I had a lot of respect for and had helped me get further into the company. Then he dropped a bomb on me that I still hold to this day. He looked me in the eye and said “your greatest strength is your greatest weakness and that is that you genuinely give a damn about everyone”….I sat there and agreed but inside I was shook. How can caring be a weakness?! What does that mean?!

Looking back I realize that he was just looking out for me, but he didn’t know me fully. Caring is never a weakness, in fact it’s quite the opposite. It’s pure strength to go through a world that isn’t always sunshine and rainbows yet still find love in your heart for others everyday.

Story submitted by Caroline.

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