Peace Family, there are times we all feel invisible and unimportant. Sometimes other people make us feel that way and other times it’s circumstances of life. It just happens to us. Another way to think about it is how many invisible people are in your daily life and cross your path?
My friend Rick Falk is a school teacher in California that I went to church with when I lived out there. His wife, Jan, is battling cancer and yet he is always thinking of others and how we effect them. Recently on Facebook he shared this thought:
‘ I’ve learned that the Swahili equivalent of “hello,” is “I see you.” I was thinking about that on my walk today, and speculating that all of us have invisible people in our lives. All they want is for someone to say, “I see you.” But they have probably realized they are dreamers if they expect that to happen. You never know who might be at a fragile time in their life.’
So, Peace Family today just say “hi” to people you meet and pass by because in effect you are saying, “I see you”. You just never know how a smile and a hello can lift someone’s spirit. I’m going to try to do a better job of seeing the invisible people in my life and letting them know they are not invisible. They do matter. And so do you, Peace Family.