Let Someone Know You Are There
--by MakeSomeoneSmile, posted Mar 13, 2009
My son’s kindergarten class did a performance yesterday for the parents and rest of the school. It was great but one particular thing made me think a little more about life in general. I was in the back videotaping it since my wife could not attend. About 10 minutes into the program, I could see the change at the exact moment my son saw that I was there. He was doing great and being a wonderful participant before that moment, but I could tell how seeing me there made such a difference and meant so much to him. His smile, wave, and frequent “thumbs up” directed to me, made me laugh as I was able to relive them over and over later.
It made me think. Sometimes just letting someone know you are there for them can make all the difference. They may not call on you or ask anything of you, but you never know how much just being there can mean the world to them. Really see who is there and how you might be there for them.
Surely there is someone you can let “see you” today. Child or adult, it often can get us through some of the toughest times. You never know how much it can mean to someone else!