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The You Matter Compassion Project was started to bring hope to those who are discouraged, disenfranchised or don’t know their significance in the world. By sharing a simple message – you matter – with people who are struggling, we have the opportunity to be a positive influence in someone’s life. We all have the power to lift up each other.
You may have been handed a “You Matter” card or seen them passed around town. These small cards are designed to be a big reminder for friends, loved ones and strangers that they matter.
The “You Matter” cards allow us to connect with people in our communities in a meaningful and more human way.
You are unique. There is no one exactly like you, and no one has experienced the same things you have. You have a one-of-a-kind perspective that is valuable and deserves to be heard. You are loveable. There are people who love the things that you don’t love about yourself. Even if they aren’t in your life right now, people can and will fall in love with your kindheartedness. You have a purpose. Although it may yet to be discovered, your purpose has an important impact. Your life is meaningful and will leave a legacy.
Everyone wants to matter to someone. It’s a fundamental part of who we are. Feeling like we are alone in the world or that our lives are inconsequential is untrue and debilitating. It’s important to remember that people are not a reflection of their situations. Even in our darkest hours, we are capable of goodness and kindness. Suffering can be a powerful catalyst to change your outlook, make a difference and inspire others to do the same. Saying “You Matter” can lift someone’s spirits, brighten someone’s outlook and even save someone’s life.
One of the most significant things you can do for a person is to give them eye contact. It helps people to feel both significant and seen. If everyone took 2 seconds to do that, it would transform people. When we live in a fear based world, we often distance ourselves from the uncomfortable or the different in order to protect. When we take a stance to get to know the people in our midst and love people because of who we are rather than who they are, those walls are broken down by compassion.