We are the stars of our lives. Those lives are made up of scenes big and small. When we look back on our lives, we can see that most of those moments are incredibly dull for us, forgettable, inconsequential even. At the same time, the smile you shared and the brief conversation you had with someone else may have been the plot twist upon which their life pivoted. A harsh word may have pushed that one person over the edge. Your kind words and support may have been the heart of their superhero origin story. We are all fighting for that best actor in a leading role award for our parts in our own lives. Perhaps we could each and every one of us win best supporting actor in someone else’s life everyday.

Shout out to my best supporting actors!

Ancilleno Davis, PhD. Candidate
Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology- Miami University, Oxford Ohio