Attention matters

Twenty five years ago, after my widowed mother-in-law remarried, both families got everyone together for Thanksgiving. After dinner I organized some drawing activities with the kids. As they were working I did a simple line drawing of my new father-in law's 20 something son. I ran into him a month ago at a wake. I hadn't seen him for over 20 years. The first thing out of his mouth was, "Do you remember that drawing? I still have it. I treasure that thing!" Attention matters.