Today, I ran into a former high school classmate. (We graduated many, many years ago, so CLEARLY we have changed). Actually, it wasn't even "running into" her. Linda is a friend of my coworker and she stopped in to see my coworker. But the minute I saw her, I flashed back to gym class. I could see us both in class in those stupid blue one piece uniforms.
It wasn't until after she left the office, that I came to this realization. You see, I wasn't popular in high school. I wasn't part of the "in" crowd. But Linda was able to be friends with both the popular crowd and the unpopular crowd. The reason I remembered Linda as soon as I saw her was because, way back then, she was kind to me even though I wasn't in the popular crowd.
It made me think of one of my favorite quotes by Maya Angelou: "I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." Thank you, Linda, for making me feel a little better about myself way back when!!
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