A Simple Act of Kindness to Brighten Someone's Day

Tyler Lynch

Published On: June 19, 2020

Categories: Community, SentryOne 0

We are currently experiencing some very challenging times as a society. So, I wanted to share some special moments that were captured by the SentryOne team earlier this year to inspire positivity and creative selflessness. At the very least, I hope these stories put a smile on your face.


“Earlier this year, SentryOne was named a 2019 Gallup Great Workplace Award winner. As Jenn Miller, Vice President of Human Resources at SentryOne, mentions in the announcement, there are many things that go into cultivating an award-winning culture. One of those things is the SentryOne Engagement and Leadership (SEAL) team. The SEAL team focuses on employee engagement, wellness, volunteer opportunities, donations, celebrations, food events, and more.”

-SentryOne Product Education Manager Melissa Connors in her blog post describing the formation and function of the SentryOne SEAL team

Paying It Forward

The SEAL team offers unique philanthropic initiatives that help the community in fun, creative ways. Earlier this year, the SEAL team launched an initiative focused on spreading and inspiring love. Each SentryOne team member was given a $10 bill to use however they saw fit to brighten someone else’s day.

The instructions for this activity were intentionally vague to foster creativity and imagination. This project was coined Show Your S1 Love. A Slack channel was created so that team members could easily share with one another how they showed their SentryOne love and inspire others to make a difference in someone’s day. The results were truly heartwarming. Below, I share some of the conversations that took place in the #show-your-s1-love Slack channel.

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As you can see, there are many ways to brighten someone’s day and make a difference in your community by letting people know that you appreciate them and see their hard work and contributions. The smallest act of kindness can not only go a lot further than you might think but also inspire others to pay the good fortune forward to someone in their life.

Most of us want to feel seen and be reminded that we matter, and it doesn’t take much effort to do just that. (Plus, it will brighten your day to do it, too!) I hope this blog post motivates you to perform an act of kindness for someone today and every day.

Tyler is a Product Manager, assisting in the development and delivery of the SentryOne Data DevOps product portfolio. After working as a software developer for almost two years, he transitioned to Product Management with a desire to be more directly involved with SentryOne customers and to leverage the technical experience he's gained to understand the problems and solutions in the industry better. He is thrilled to be a part of the next generation that is committing to improving the lives of the Microsoft Data Professional.