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Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Writing Prompt Wednesday: Leaving Footprints

When I was a young girl, my grandfather said something similar in this photo to me. He told me that I had to remember that I was never alone, no matter how crappy things felt, because someone was always watching over me.

I felt it.

Especially recently.

I wrote a story about an elderly man who impacted my life significantly called, "A Grey Felt Hat". I was going through a very rough time and he got on the bus a few stops after mine every morning. The first time he sat beside me and started to chat, I was annoyed, not out of disrespect but more because I just wanted to be alone. I think he knew that. But he got me to open up. He told me stories about his youth, about his grandchildren, about the the things he's done and seen and asked me about me. He made me laugh, which I didn't do much back then.

I needed that.

Then one day, on the last day of school knowing I wouldn't see him for awhile, I wrote him a thank you note. He didn't get on the bus that morning. I never saw him again. And I still have the note.

Every single person you meet leaves footprints on your soul. Whether they were only there for a few minutes or throughout your lifetime, the footprints will always be there.

It means someone has made an impact on your life in some way...small or large...and you never forget it. There's a reason for everything that happens in this world, good or bad. And I have a strong belief in that.

That is your writing prompt today. Write about making a difference, someone making a difference in your life or in those you love.

Footprints.

Treasure them.

Happy writing!

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