I just fixed a small necklace. At first I didn’t think I could do it but I got my magnifying glass and sat in front of my vice. (Tool not bad habit) I persevered because it mattered. It mattered because it belonged to my 7 year old son. My son who often succumbs to frustration and finds himself acting out or otherwise giving up.
My son said “YOU FIXED IT!? HOW!?”
“I didn’t give up.” I said
I said that in a nonchalant way that may have made him think I have never given up. He said “…and because you are amazing.”
It’s the little things that matter. Little things like him. He taught me what it is to be amazing. Perseverance matters because it’s how you become amazing.