To the girl who stood next to me,
I was on the outskirts of the circle at small group. You casually made your way through the circle and stood by me. You didn't say anything directly to me but rather still remained engaged with the conversations of the group. It was a silent comfort that you came beside me. Though I wanted to be there, I didn't have the heart to talk or furthermore entertain a group with the newest story. Your walk across the room and nonthreatening presence gave me the gift of inclusion...a feeling we all seek whether we're 100% extroverted, shy, or just not wanting to talk.
So thank you. Thank you for allowing me to quietly belong.