Just One

Someone once asked me who I consider to be the most influential person in my life. Who shaped me to be the person that I was at that point. His question made me think. To most it would be an obvious answer: their parents or older brother or sister. As for me, I consider my former choir conductress to be one of if not the most influential person in my life.

But I won’t be talking about her in this post. Instead, I will share to you one of the most important things (out of the many) that I have learned from her.

One.

During our concerts, I remember her always telling us, “even if there’s only one person in the audience, the show will go on.” 

One. Yes, one.

In today’s generation, people seek so much validation and oftentimes the way we measure it is somehow twisted. Has it gone trending worldwide? Did it get a million views and likes? And I won’t come clean. Every time I post something on Instagram or Facebook, of course I check who has liked or commented on my posts. We just put so much importance on how seemingly popular we are on social media to the point that it becomes, how do you say it, wrong. Because it shouldn’t dictate how good or bad your personality and life is.

Because sometimes all we really need is just one. One view. One like. One comment. One friend. One reader (shoutout to my friend Fred for the heartwarming message, this post is dedicated to you and here’s to more entries on this blog haha!).

You see, knowing that you have touched at least one person is more than enough to say that it is worth it. That what you create or do is worth it. That what you are passionate about is worth it. That the constantly changing person that you are is worth it. That the life you are living is worth it. If there’s at least one person who appreciates you for who you truly are, it SHOULD be more than enough to say it’s all worth it.

And I seriously think we need to be reminded of that: that sometimes all we really need is just one.

Just one.