“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel…” — Maya Angelou
As someone who is sentimental, Maya Angelou’s words really resonated with me. I immediately thought about it when I woke up to a comment that was so unexpected. It was made on a post that is very special for me but has the least views then. It’s too personal so I didn’t expect that someone would also appreciate it.
Messages like this motivate me to continue writing. I’m definitely not “a very good person” but someone thanking you for being who you are…is heartwarming.
Last night a friend shared that she’s afraid to put her writing out there because the first time she did, she was humiliated. But I encouraged her not to let that incident stop her from doing what she’s truly passionate about. Anything that allows us to express ourselves, that for me is art. And life is art. So if we repress our emotions or silence our voice for some reason, we will always feel that something is missing.
Few engagements don’t necessarily mean that your art is not good. Maybe you just don’t have the right audience on a specific platform. Continue to create, eventually, you’ll find your tribe. And you don’t need many, just the people who genuinely appreciate you and your creation.
And who knows, maybe because of you showing up against all odds, someone will be inspired to do the same. Just like in love and life, you’re not everyone’s cup of tea and you’re not supposed to be.
P.S. To the person who posted the comment, thank you. You have no idea how your words have encouraged me.
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