A number of years ago, a client shared an incident from her childhood. She was the 4th child in a family of 6 children. The other members of the family were loud and boisterous. She was small, timid, and shy. She was the classical invisible child in the family. One Sunday morning at church when my client was about 8 years old an older couple asked her parents if they could take her home for dinner and to spend the afternoon. They made her feel like their special guest. She said, “It was the first time I had ever felt special. It changed my life.”
A small act of love caused a life long feeling of worth. Amazing, what a little love can do!