Saturday afternoon I went to a Celebration of Life. This wasn’t really a funeral, but a gathering of family to socialize, eat, and share memories of a woman who treated me as one of her kids. Those few hours spent with others made me realize how important the people we surround ourselves are.

Sometimes you will never know how you will impact a person. Sometimes you might see how they have affected your world. Sometimes you will embrace the change they’ve made on you.

As writers, we get the opportunity to share our words, and hopefully, change our readers–if only for a fleeting moment, or a lifetime.