Sometimes what matters, what makes a difference, is a simple gesture. A simple sentence said with love. A simple gift. Something small, something that most people would overlook. Sometimes it is this small thing that makes you appreciate all that you have.
This is what happened today, a very simple "If you need to talk, you can talk to me. I love you and Ryder."
I am loved and Ryder is loved. I have people I can talk to.
So often I feel alone. So often I feel like it is Ryder and me against the world, but sometimes someone or a series of persons remind me that it is not so. There are people who understand. Even if no one person understands everything, I have a whole support system of people.
I am very blessed.
At the end of my time in Denver, a friend made me a load of signs. Signs that said "People love me," "I will survive," "I am beautiful" and the like. I hung them all over my house. On the fridge, on the mirror, on the stairs, on doorways, on everywhere. And they helped.
I have one on my mirror now, sent by a friend, that I look at and read everyday. I think I will make more to remind myself that I do have people who care. I may not have a "person" but I have people. And they are everywhere: work, home, daycare, Maine, New Hampshire, Colorado, Canada, everywhere. And they love me.
What phrases help you?