Sometimes you matter a lot more than you think.
Today was my last day at church before I move to North Carolina. During our snack break, a girl who attends there with me gave me the sweetest card. She is 12 and I am 24. I always thought she seemed pretty cool, though I didn’t feel like we spoke super often since she was usually off doing things with some of her siblings and the little kids. Still, every once in a while she would come up to me and we would chat and have a nice time.
In her card, she said:
Ever since we moved here, you have been a good friend to me. Every time we got to talk, I felt like I had grown, and was being talked to as an equal. I wish I could chain you here so you wouldn’t have to go.”
Never assume that your interactions with others are insignificant to them.
That little note made me smile so much. I’m keeping that note. It’s a good reminder as I move on that I should make sure to convey to others that they are special, too.