No matter how we deny it, I am convinced we all need the gift of human attention.
It could be a smile. It might be an invitation. Possibly someone asking your opinion.
A friend's note, remembering you fondly. We suddenly matter. It's a nice feeling.
One of my gloomy day boosts comes from a tiny pink booklet. The words inside are beautifully written by a special niece. She begins with "across the pond and throughout the years your presence in my life has hummed quietly along. As I sit here now wanting to express something of what it has meant to have you as an aunt." She proceeds tooutline her thoughts.
Deserved or not, imagine how those words affected my spirit. I had made a difference. In a way, large or small, I had mattered. I might never have known without the little pink memory book my niece created,
My niece's closing words were, "right here, right now, I am holding you in my thoughts," In other words, you have my attention, even though we are miles apart.
Perhaps creating a little pink booklet isn't your thing. It's not the book. It's the thoughts. It's the words. Words and thoughts, used kindly, are powerful.
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