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A Glimmer Of Hope

A story of purity and innocence.

A Glimmer Of Hope

In life, there are moments that that define us. These moments, instances, and occurrences happen in different forms that impact us in several ways.

I had one of these impacting moments the other night and I feel like it is a good lesson for everyone to be more vulnerable and a reminder that there is still goodness in this crazy world.

I was laying in bed around midnight when I heard a knock on my door. My 16 year old brother came in laid on the other side of my bed. It was dark in the room with a little glimmer of light from the moon.

My brother and I have a very close relationship where we can talk to each other about anything. In a calming voice he says, "I asked a girl on a date." Being the sister that I am, I wanted to know every single detail.

But, the detail that stood out to me the most was that he asked her in person. Yes, in person, in the flesh. What a shocker in this generation.

This is his first time he asked a girl on a date and the fact he chose to ask her in person instead of a text message says a lot about the kind of person he is.

In this very moment, I could not have been more proud of be his sister. His character shines through everything he does, especially this. I am reminded that there is hope.

He has given me a glimmer of hope that there is some decency in the way we interact with each other. My brother had the respect and maturity to ask a girl on a date without having to hide behind his screen in fear of his pride being shattered with a "no" from the girl.

As we continued laying there, the room was filled with a few moments of silence until he said something that forever changed my heart. In the purest, most innocent tone he whispers, "she's beautiful."

We laid in silence as I let this comment sink further in. I didn't know what to say and before I knew it, a cold tear was slowly running down the side of my cheek.

It was honest. It was simple, but so beautiful at the same time.

It was a moment of pure goodness.

Be different. Be genuine. Be pure. Don't let the world make you hard. Be soft in the things you do. Remember to be good to people and be kind. Let yourself be vulnerable. Let yourself feel.

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