YOU are special. Sometimes, it can be hard to realise just how important we are. It seems arrogant and cocky to say such a thing about yourself, but it is true. Every time we meet someone, we add a little ripple in the world. You make an impression on everyone that sees you, whether you know them or not.
There are many people, myself included, that struggle massively with believing in ourselves. It sometimes feels like we would be doing the world a favour by leaving it, and that nobody would miss us. But life doesn’t work like that. You change the world with every action you do. You send little ripples into the world. Sometimes, they fade out quickly, and sometimes they go on for ages. Sometimes a little word of encouragement will really help someone, and they will pass it on to a friend of theirs, and they pass it on to someone else and so on. In that respect, your action can potentially affect hundreds of people.
It is selfish to believe we wouldn’t be missed. Every single person on this planet has someone who loves them. And that is exactly what makes you special. You are special to someone, and more than likely you are special to a lot of people. What we think of ourselves will dictate how we live our lives, but ultimately the ripples we make in the world are what defines us.
I can only suggest making as many positive ripples as you can, be the best you can be, and be grateful that you have opportunities to make someone else’s life just that little bit better. That is a blessing of its own.