Be Who You Needed

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Be who you needed when you needed someone the most. Become them. And then go find the ones who need you.

Fill the gap. Offer to the world that missing piece. There are still so many missing pieces. So many people and situations that need your expertise, your unique perspective.

Be someone’s One. The One who made the difference. The One who showed they cared. The One who opens their arms when the rest of the world turned away. Kindness is like magic to someone who hasn’t ever really experienced it.

Believe in someone. Believe in them before they learn to believe in themselves. Stick through the ups and down so that later on when all is said and done, you can say, “I told ya so!” And watch as their face lights up the moment they finally believe in themselves too.

Tell someone special just how special they are. Make them smile. The real and genuine kind that makes their face glow. Watch how their face lights up, their eyes widen ever so slightly. Take in the sound of their laugh as know that you made a difference.

Push through their reluctance and show them that you care enough to be patient, that no amount of hesitation will deter you. Show them they are worth the wait. Tell them with your words and your touch simultaneously to really drive it home.

Let yourself be seen. Nothing shows love more than this. Sharing your deepest and darkest self is risky, show them they are important to you. Important enough that you crave to be seen by them.

Love. Show it, share it, feel it. Give it, make it. Fill yourself with the love that someone hasn’t ever felt and then amplify it out to them. Go out of your way to make sure they know. Again and again because they may not be able to believe at first.

Be who you needed the most. And in giving this to another, you will be giving this to yourself, too. Your efforts will come back to you.

Give with love and you will get back even more in return.

“Be the reason someone smiles. Be the reason someone feels loved and believes in the goodness in people.”
Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

This was Day 12 of my 30 Day Writer’s Block Challenge

Wanna be wanderer, worshiper of words, writer of rough drafts. Maker of mistakes and strong coffee. Reading you — it’s what I do.

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