He didn’t know I needed it,

But when he held the door I felt noticed.

She didn’t know I needed it,

But when she let me in her lane I gained some hope for humanity.

They didn’t know I needed it,

But that call from my childhood friend made the pain a little more bearable

She didn’t know I needed it,

But my mom’s good morning text made the day a little brighter.

It got me thinking how often I do something

Small, and seemingly inconsequential

But that makes somebody feel seen.

How often do I think… 

Someone else will hold the door.

I’m already running late to my appointment.

I’ll call next week.

They already know I love them.

Smiles to strangers

Save ruined days.

Slowing down leads to noticing opportunities.

You might not always know,

But to them it shows through.

And at the end of the day, we all need it too.

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Daniela Lanning

Daniela Lanning, junior, loves both writing and reading because she feels that words allow people to express emotions and ideas freely with the rest of the world. In her free time, Daniela loves to sing, play the guitar and ukulele, go to the beach, listen to music, and spend time with all her favorite people in life! She is passionate about reaching out to others and learning more about how to understand those around her. Her favorite author is Robin Jones Gunn.