We sometimes underestimate the power we have to make a difference to someone’s day. Not just with a smile. Not just with politeness. Not just with bravery. Not just with giving. But above all with empathy and kindness. With understanding and time. The older I got, the more I realised how much kindness and consideration had made such a huge difference in my life. From the teachers who saw my potential and my strengths, to the strangers who just helped when I didn’t or couldn’t ask. Thank you. I think about these moments and feel such a warmth and appreciation. So many people had made a difference to my life.
October 11th, 2021