Acceptance 

Hey all! I’m Hannah Dawber and I’m so excited for the opportunity to take over Moriah’s page with you! I hope this story helps remind you that you aren’t ever alone. Enjoy. 

 I can still remember when you waved me over to sit with you and your friends at lunch. I always felt I was an outsider amongst the group of clicks in the lunchroom, or in any room, and you didn’t see this in me. The lunchroom is the most intimating place for any second grader and you helped ease my panic as I approached the table. I mattered that day and this was only the beginning. That day was the first day I understood what the word acceptance meant. I don’t think you know the impact your actions had on me. They taught me to always wave over other people looking for a seat during meal times. This deep meaning of belonging you taught me wasn’t only meant for me to understand, it was meant for others to experience as well.

Each time you waved me down I gained more appreciation of this action and started questioning why other people didn’t do it more. I don’t think I would have met as many incredible characters if I didn’t learn the depth of this word early on. Today, I’ve heard hundreds of stranger’s stories because of the simple action you made. I guess it makes sense that my number one strength from Strength Finders personality test today is includer.

The next time you see someone sitting alone or pacing the lunchroom for somewhere to sit, have some courage to wave them over to sit with you. They might just need that reassurance that they aren’t alone.

Thank you old lunchroom friend, we need more of you in this world.

Until next time… Hannah 

Hannah is so kind, encouraging, and a true world-changer! you can follow her with the information below ->> 

Instagram: @hannahdawbs 

Email: hannahdawbs@gmail.com 

Website: encounterlove.org

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