He’s considered one of the greatest quarterbacks to have ever played the game.
Yes, he broke countless records.
Led two different teams to Super Bowl victories.
But a series of touching new commercials by Gatorade show another reason for Peyton Manning’s legendary status: his encouragement of others with simple, handwritten notes.
Click on the image above and watch these seven short videos entitled #DearPeyton. See if you aren’t motivated to begin writing encouraging notes yourself.
Manning’s letters weren’t just directed to family members, teammates and coaches. They were sent to people needing words of encouragement, whether it was a mom who had lost her son to cancer, to a sports reporter battling cancer himself or to a scholarship recipient who had successfully finished college.
Over and over, those simple notes communicated very important messages: You matter. I care about you. Thank you for making a difference in my life. I am grateful for you.
Words that all of us can and should say to those who impact our own lives.
Whether or not we ever aspire to throw a football like Peyton Manning, we can become legendary in the way we encourage others.
Why not start today?
Jot someone a short, handwritten note. Tell them how special they are. Thank them for the way they have impacted your life.
You might never know the impact that a simple, heartfelt note can make.