Do You See Them?

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One of my favorite quotes of all time is by Maya Angelou:

“I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

Why is it my favorite? Because I do my best not to make others feel how I've been made to feel from time to time. Forgotten, invisible, unimportant. I know, I don't show it. But people make me feel this way on almost a daily basis. When people make everything more important than they make you. Yeah, that happens to me ... often. People SAY they care. People may even ACT like it (it happens rarely though). But what lasts with me is how people make me FEEL. Because of that, I try my best to make sure that, whenever someone is in my presence, they feel loved, cared for, appreciated, thought of, considered, admired, respected, etc.

Oftentimes, we overlook each other. We take each other for granted. How many times have you thought/said these things? "They'll be alright." "It's not that serious." "They'll get through this." "This too shall pass." And those thoughts/wishes/prayers may be all well and good. But what have you DONE lately to ensure that person indeed will be alright, or that they'll get through this? Think about it.

Someone you know right now doesn't have food in their home. Someone is one gas tank away from not having lights in their home. Can't help financially? Fine. Someone just needs a shoulder to cry on, instead of a cute meme sent through a text message. Be a light to someone else.

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