People show us we matter in a variety of ways. When we truly matter to someone, they show up for us with comforting consistency. They answer our calls or texts, even in the middle of the night, and they do so with regularity. A busy person can still show you that you matter to them.
A few weeks back while we were enjoying our holiday break, I was seated in a common area of a family friendly gym we were visiting. My boys and husband were finishing up the last bit of their workout, and I had a couple of minutes to myself. As an introvert immersed in the middle