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A gratitude letter for Heather Baldino…

Dear Heather,

I do not even know how to start thanking you for all you have done for me professionally and personally. Back in 2004 you interviewed me for a job I applied in your department. The chemistry was incredible. I cannot believe we talked for almost two hours. Maybe more. Thank you for making me feel so comfortable as I was trying to find a permanent job inside Turner Broadcasting. I did not get the job with you and got really sad. However, two weeks later I got a call from Cartoon Network inviting me for an interview. I had no idea how because I had not applied with them. Well, when I got to the interview I found out you had recommended me. I was so surprised and so grateful. I am beyond grateful because you changed the course of my career. Had it not been for you, I would not be the professional I am today. Thank you.

Thank you for being one of the kindest people I know. You are one of those people only a few have a chance to be around. I am so lucky and so grateful we met. I am beyond grateful you recommended me to Cartoon Network where I worked for one year and a half. That was a dream job! Thank you for always staying in touch with me and being my mentor when I was at CNN. I am grateful I had you as a mentor in a formal circle mentoring but also one-on-one. Thank you for making time to have coffee with me even to this day. For an executive as busy as you I cannot thank you enough for finding time to be with me and to share your knowledge and wisdom not only as a media professional but as a woman. I admire you so much. 

I admire your positive attitude, your willingness to help those who are in need and, most of all, I admire you as a mother. Yes, you are so many things and you do them all so well. I am grateful to have you in my life. Today happens to be your birthday so I wanted to write this letter to thank you for all the influence you had, and continue to have, in my life. I wish you an amazing birthday and all the love, light and success in the world. Thank you for being you. 

With all my love and deepest gratitude,

Simone


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Simone Santos

I am Brazilian by birth, American by heart! I created Cool N Chic with the intent of spreading the message that we are all "cool" in our own and authentic ways. Cool N Chic was created to bring people of all backgrounds together through mindfulness, self-development, healthy living and the desire to be fearlessly authentic. Even though I created this blog, it is not mine. It is ours and I welcome you, your wisdom and your energy.

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