Neil wrote a bit about it, about the daylight and what he saw. He saw "webs that held the raindrops". My heart ached for them, these people I've never met and do not really know. I remembered I had recently taken a photograph of this very thing just a couple weeks before. I tweeted that photo to them. Me. Just a girl living in the woods, who rarely sees a lot of people. Who has never done anything grand other than my two kids, and they are the grandest.
So I tweeted this photo, to which Neil saw it and retweeted it. Now, it's always good for kicks to be noticed, liked, retweeted and whatever, but this time it was the real deal connection. I didn't tell anyone about it. I kept it in my pocket. I felt like and hoped that my picture along with his words would bring them a bit of peace. I believe it did.
I've shouted about fun retweets before, but this wasn't for fun. This was for healing. This was out of love. Kindness. Empathy. Friendship. Honesty. This was for what I believe we human beings are designed to do and be.
I'm sharing this now only because I think we can all use the reminder from time to time. Be that human being, people. You never know how far your words will go. Some things in life really, really matter and some don't at all. Don't get caught up in the things that don't.
Could I have said all of this without sharing this personal story about a tweet? Yes.
Do I maybe still feel a little shady about putting it out there now, and like I will most likely be judged for it in some way? Sure.
But I thought I would prove my words this time. You never know how far what you're saying will go. I'm just a girl living in the woods. On the daily I may see six people, sometimes fewer, but my words and the image I chose to share went beyond that. Try to make your gift of life count for something good and meaningful.