From time to time someone will say something to me, or about me, that makes it all worthwhile. Recently I have received a few of these. The one below was posted publicly on Facebook by a "local", so I feel safe about sharing it with you.
"I didn't understand you for the longest time. I do now. Keep writing. Others will come to understand also."
I also have gotten a few more like that in private correspondence, so I won't share them. I just got a really nice one in the mail. They touch me deeply and always make me smile. It brightens my day. And it gives me a sign that I don't write in vain. Thank you!