Five-minute Friday: CROWD
|photo credit @kllathrop|
Less than thirty minutes into this group meeting I was ready to cry.
Not tears of aloneness.
Tears of happiness because my own thoughts and experiences were being validated by others.
I knew I was not alone.
As I go through my life, I want to be part of building community connections. I don't want others to feel alone in a crowd because I did not take a few moments to step outside my own insecurities in order to let someone else know they are valued.
A smile for the harried cashier.
A nod to the student in the hallway.
A word of encouragement during a workout.
Stopping to pick out the individual within the crowd.