I have every reason to believe that that small amount of attention had made her life a little longer and my own life a little better.
For those six to eight minutes each day I did not watch TV, listen to the radio, use a mouse, use a phone. I did not multi-task. I did not text, I did not sext, I did not message. I did not plan. I did not stress. I did not fret.
I expected little in return. I got by far the better end of the bargain.
Thank you for being my friend.