You Matter

Jun 15th 2009

I ran across a good blog post by Seth Godin.  Thought I would pass it on. 

You matter

When you love the work you do and the people you do it with, you matter. When you are so gracious and generous and aware that you think of other people before yourself, you matter.  When you leave the world a better place than you found it, you matter. When you continue to raise the bar on what you do and how you do it, you matter. When you teach and forgive and teach more before you rush to judge and demean, you matter.  When you touch the people in your life through your actions (and your words), you matter. When kids grow up wanting to be you, you matter. When you see the world as it is, but insist on making it more like it could be, you matter. When you inspire a Nobel prize winner or a slum dweller, you matter. When the room brightens when you walk in, you matter. And when the legacy you leave behind lasts for hours, days or a lifetime, you matter.

    I would add a few —
    When you are loved so much that some one would die for you, you matter.
    When you give a glass of water to the thirsty, or food to the hungry, you matter.
    When a child’s life is better because you were there, you matter.
    When you choose joy in the midst of trial, you matter.
    When you seek service rather than comfort you matter.
    When you laugh with friends, you matter.
    What would you add?