Upon my departure, my team provided me with a word cloud for things that they felt described me. The cloud gives greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text - e.g. the more folks say "handsome," the bigger the word "handsome" is.
Here's my cloud:
To say I was flattered was a complete understatement.
Am I all that? Lord knows I don't feel I am. I feel a fraction of what is presented here, and certainly unworthy of something like "hero," (which did actually make me break down when I found it.) Me? A hero to someone? Wow.
What it perhaps does show is that I did make an impact and perhaps a difference. Ultimately, that what we're all charged to do.
It is one of the nicest gifts anyone has ever given me, and I'm humbled to receive it.
Even if nobody said "handsome!"