The Call That Made A Difference

  It's true that we are all wrapped up in our little corner of the world. We have things to pay attention to, chores to complete, passions to chase after. The thing is, it seems that we get so much satisfaction from tending to the business of others. I say that in a positive and a not so positive way. When it comes to tabloids and major gossip sights, I feel that it drains us after a while. However, when it comes to just reaching out to others and letting them know that you stand for them, it could not happen enough. You are peering into their lives for good reason.

  In two days I received a text from an angel of a friend and an actual call from a family member. Now this family member is one of my all time favorites. I remember them from when I was a little child and they have treated me the same ever since. When I saw the name on the phone, I knew why they were calling. I had a challenging week last week and they were calling me to make sure that I was doing fine and to tell me that they loved me. Well, this was just perfect timing and it mean so very much to me. It was magic. This was a small gesture that will not change the world, however, it lit up my corner of this world like a spotlight at a Springsteen concert. It moved me.

   We all feel things differently, that is for certain. But one thing that I know for sure, we all love to be cared for or thought of on some level. It lets us know that we matter. It lets us know that the space that we occupy is noticed by many and is celebrated on some level. The call was about 15 minutes and I was on my way into the subway when it rang initially, however, I picked it up and it changed my day.

    If you get the feeling that calling that certain someone will make a difference for them, please do it. We are not as powerful in our silence as we are in our outward and blatant expression. That does not apply to every situation of course. There is most certainly a time for silence. When I heard that voice on the other line tell me that they loved me and that they were here for me if they could be in any way, it shot right through my heart, slowly and purposefully. I have been that person before as well. It always feels so good to be that person. That call made a difference and I will never forget it. The little things are colossal.




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