9/20/2023 (Day #4284)
A friend told me something a couple years ago that I hadn’t heard before, and it resonated deeply enough that I think about it daily.
To the world you might be one person, but to one person you might be the world.
There’s several possible interpretations of this in familial, romantic, and platonic relationships contexts. I think about it and remind myself to be grateful for its relevance in each context.
Something that stood out in a recent class/group is my fortune to have been “one person’s world”, in contrast to a lot of the other group members. It’s easy to take that for granted – I’m guilty of that. I’m also mindful now of being grateful for it and not taking it for granted. It isn’t my GOAL to be the world to one person – that’s something out of my control and not up to me to determine. It IS my goal to be the best ME I can be in all my different roles with the people I care about. I accept that. I embrace it. That’s what I work towards.
What I’ve done is not who I am.