Do you wake up in the morning thinking that you don’t matter?
Sometimes cancer can have that effect on people. Do you ever think, “Why should I even get up today, I mean nothing, I have no contribution to anyone or anything!”
If this is what you think every morning, YOU had better think again! YOU do matter!
YOU have been created in order that you DO make a difference, that you DO matter. Your feelings, thoughts and your spirit exist in no one else but you. Your life and what you do with it today, and in the future, will matter forever.
You don’t have to be rich or famous to make a difference in this world. There is no special knowledge needed, just your presence alone, can bring a smile to someone’s face. What really counts is how much of your heart you put into it. Love and happiness are two of the greatest gifts you can give.
What you do and who you are has an impact on the world. Without YOU, the world would be a very different place. Whether you are young or old, you matter and can make a difference.
You need to keep a positive attitude throughout your life. When someone does have a negative comment towards you, just remember, you don’t have to have another’s praise to affirm your own worth. Learn to embrace your strengths and even your weaknesses, use them to your advantage. We all have meaning and we all have something to give, our voice is meant to be heard and our heart, felt.
The way you perceive the world is different from anyone else, and that’s what makes you matter. No matter who you are, or where you come from, you are part of the bigger picture and you matter in creating a better future for the next generations to come.
A Story by Loren Eisely
“Once upon a time, there was a wise man who used to go to the ocean to do his writing. He had a habit of walking on the beach before he began his work.
One day, as he was walking along the shore, he looked down the beach and saw a human figure moving like a dancer. He smiled to himself at the thought of someone who would dance to the day, and so, he walked faster to catch up.
As he got closer, he noticed that the figure was that of a young man, and that what he was doing was not dancing at all. The young man was reaching down to the shore, picking up small objects, and throwing them into the ocean.
He came closer still and called out “Good morning! May I ask what it is that you are doing?”
The young man paused, looked up, and replied “Throwing starfish into the ocean.”
“I must ask, then, why are you throwing starfish into the ocean?” asked the somewhat startled wise man.
To this, the young man replied, “The sun is up and the tide is going out. If I don’t throw them in, they’ll die.”
Upon hearing this, the wise man commented, “But, young man, do you not realize that there are miles and miles of beach and there are starfish all along every mile? You can’t possible make a difference!”
At this, the young man bent down, picked up yet another starfish, and threw it into the ocean. As it met the water, he said, “It made a difference for that one.”
Know that one voice, YOUR voice, makes a difference and become the change you wish to see in the world.
Always remember, YOU can make a difference and, YOU matter!