Nearly two years ago, on my thirteenth birthday, I woke up in an awful mood due to not seeing my mother. (You see, my parents are divorced and I had chosen to live with my dad because of circumstances which would have caused me to move once more.) I felt so horrible that I actually cried when my friends told me “happy birthday.” I didn’t realize until the next day the impact her absence had on me.
The next day, a short girl with black hair handed me a birthday card along with a stuffed rabbit. We had never spoken before. She told me that she hoped today would be better than yesterday, letting me know she was there if I ever wanted anyone to talk to. The rabbit was the greatest gift I had ever received in my life.
As I look back on the event, I realize life should be about striving to do what the black haired girl did for me. Life should be about giving little things-such as a smile or even a hello-and offering all you can to help (even if you’re doing things for yourself from time to time). Because, truthfully I often find my darkest moments coming from tiny things, which seem to become so much bigger. But, if you focus on the tiny good in your life and other lives around you, maybe the darkness will turn to light.
Whenever feeling down, I simply look at the rabbit and remember what I learned that day. Because of this, I hope to pass on little things to others, and for others to do the same as well.
And, on another note, there could be a person out there waiting to give what’s going to be YOUR rabbit soon. Until you get your tiny moment, strive to give others theirs.