I spent yesterday evening at a friend’s high school graduation party. As we were watching him open his cards and read all the inspiring messages, I thought back to my own high school graduation and how everyone came over to our house and watched me do the same thing way back when dinosaurs roamed the earth in 2004.
One thing I don’t think I understood then (and maybe my friend is more aware than I was) was that people really believed in me.
I wouldn’t normally gauge someone’s belief in my future by the money, but when a distant relative decides to be generous and gives you $100, that gets your attention. I was thinking, “Geez, what did I do to deserve this?” All I did was stay in school and do my work and do what I was supposed to…but Ok!
I was too ignorant then to appreciate how much my family and friends really loved and supported me. Today I want to think about how I have received so much love and support and truly savor it. I challenge you, dear reader, to do the same. How have others blessed you with love at an important time in your life? Maybe take the time today to pat someone on the back and say “Hey, I really think you’re great!”