"Hi, I'm Isabella. What's your name?" I hear that and turn around to look. My baby girl has a new person completely in her personal space. We are not an outgoing family, so I knew my little one was uncomfortable. Isabella, the space invader, said "Here I'm giving you this." She handed my baby girl a pink feather. My little girl wasn't comfortable with their encounter, but she really loved the pink feather. Isabella's mom quickly tried to remove her, but Isabella ran back to give my daughter a hug and told her it was great to meet her. Then, as quickly as she entered our lives, she was gone. I started thinking about the people like her who had passed through my life, and I thought about the pink feather. We meet so many people and at times the situations are uncomfortable. That may be due to personality or other differences. I know that I need to take the time to look for the pink feather given to me by people standing in line at the store, sitting beside me on an airplane, or waiting on me at a restaurant. It isn't always shoved in your face like it was with Isabella and my daughter. I also need to stock myself with pink feathers for people I meet. What gift might I leave or do I miss the opportunity?Our society is full of people who feel overlooked or misunderstood in some way. Kind words and an open heart can go a long way in improving the life of another, even with just a 30 second interaction. That person beside you is not rich or poor, male or female, gay or straight, or a person of color or not. They are a person who may need a pink feather, or they may have one to give you.