Gel pens and jeans

I was 11 years old, taking violin lessons. I had a 12 pack of multi colored gel pens and a pair of sparkly jeans. My teacher was nice, but reserved. When she told me that she loved my jeans and that I was her very best student, I was so touched that I went home and wrote it out in my different colored gel pens. I have saved that piece of paper to this day.

I don’t play violin anymore, in fact I haven’t touched a violin in years, but her words of encouragement stuck with me.

If you were to ask, I could tell you of many times throughout my life when people have said things that impacted me. I’m sure you can too.

Words are powerful, and you never know, maybe words you said to a friend will be carried throughout her life to encourage and motivate her for years to come.