I’m gonna get a little sappy in today’s posting and forgo my usual humor/sarcasm. I’d like to post about someone who totally inspired and impressed me this week: my husband. My guy had a big presentation to do at work yesterday and had been prepping himself for weeks — rehearsed his script, reviewed the powerpoint and considered (then reconsidered) his tie choice about 50 times. In a nutshell, he was nervous. Though I tried to convince him that he’d do fabulous, he was a non-believer. But, I had another card up my sleeve.
We’re both lucky enough to work on the same campus, so yesterday, I sneaked into the meeting and joined the audience during his presentation and got to root him on. After I spotted him wringing his hands and letting his nerves get the better of him, I simply texted that I was sitting in the very back. He looked around for a few seconds and when he saw me, I gave him two big thumbs-up. And that’s when he smiled.
I hope I functioned as some form of human Xanax and willed all of my courage into him. And this is where the title of this post comes from — Matt was fabulous behind that podium!! Sure, he started a bit shaky but who wouldn’t?! One of my big fears is public speaking so I give anyone credit who shuts everything off around them and focuses on the project at hand. He was cool, calm, collected and of course, flashed his charming smile to everyone. I honestly was so proud that as Linda Richman might say, “I was busting!” And as an added bonus, I got to shush some people who were whispering during my hub’s presentation. Sorry, not on my watch. I even took a few photos on my phone which is possibly when I blew my cover as I noticed some people in this business group wondering why the hell some woman was photographing certain speakers (when actually, it was just one) .
Regardless, we should all take the time to show those around us that we care. Sure, public speaking may not be a big deal for one person, but it could be a huge accomplishment for someone else. Even if someone you love successfully (or unsuccessfully) just tries their hand at a new recipe or a DIY project around the house, make sure you spend a few moments showing them respect and some admiration. Trust me, a compliment doesn’t go unnoticed and there’s nothing better than brightening someone else’s day.
Okay, I’ll quit with the mushy stuff and be back to my old snarky ramblings later. I just wanted to take a moment to give the hubs a virtual fist bump and pat-on-the-old-back for doing an amazing job!