Notice The Moments

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I am one of those fortunate people who is not moving through life feeling unloved.

But I have had times when I felt unnoticed. I think it can be very difficult to be invisible, and yet so many of us are. Older people, average people, single people – we who don’t make waves.

And yet it is because of our very nature of being the shy ones, the acquiescent ones – that as much as we need acknowledgment, we cannot be the person who shouts “Notice ME!”

Perhaps one way to cope with our invisibility is to reverse our perspective.

To not fret about being unnoticed. But to be the one who notices.

We sometimes need to pay attention to the small moments when we are recognized. And to realize that in those moments, we are accepted. We are loved.

There have been some small – and some significant –…

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