I get to the restaurant when I see her. Set up with a folding table and chair, she is sitting at the side of the restaurant with some kind of display. I ask what she’s selling (and secretly hoping it was girl scout cookies)
Yes, that’s me. I’m nobody. I was born a nobody, I lived life as a nobody, I have always been a nobody, I am still a nobody and no doubt, I will die a nobody.
I heard the absolute cutest, tiniest sweetest little voice say “hi.” I looked around, seeing nothing
there, crossing this little road leading to my light, I see an older man (not elderly, but not young) carrying half a dozen loaded bags.
imagine how I feel when students do show appreciation.
I agree with the quote (often attributed to Einstein) that I would rather be an optimist and a fool than a pessimist and right.
by doing something nice for others. I think of this as throwing love out there, and even if it does not come back to me personally, an unexpected kind act must propagate.
Never compromise yourself for a partner who is intimidated by you, or a boss that asks you to compromise your standards, or societal pressures to become less than you are. The world needs you just as you are, and would be at a loss if you reduced that potential by one iota.