I replied: "Yeah, why?"
Then she texted the sweetest thing: "Wala lang, I just want to let you know that. Your strength inspires me in so many ways, Ate. Thank you."
I feel very grateful that I am surrounded by people who constantly remind me that I am loved. I guess, we all need people in our lives who will never get tired of telling us and making us feel that we mean something to them.
And yes, once in awhile, we need to hear --
... that we are loved
... that we are adored
... that we are missed
... that our life is being witnessed lovingly and kindly
... that someone is taking notice
... that someone's life has been changed and inspired because of us
... that we are thought about often
... that those who've hurt us are sorry for causing us pain
... that we are forgiven
... that our strength has inspired someone
... that our mere existence gives someone joy and meaning
... that we are beautiful and perfect (even if we are not) in someone's eyes
... that we are someone's one great love.