“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths.” Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
If – a poem by Rudyard Kipling
If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too:
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or, being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or being hated don’t give way to hating,
And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise; Contd below
Do you have the Monday blues? Have you had a hard year to date? Do you sometimes feel as if no one is listening or that no one cares? Is life bright and perfect with nary a care in the world? Even if others say, “Do not disturb me with pitiful stories,” don’t linger and hold on to what they say. You matter to someone today… No matter what your state or standing is on any given day, know that someone out there and in here cares… You Matter. This post is for you, and you, and you.
“The one thing everybody’s looking for is unconditional love. We all need somebody to love us just the way we are.” Joyce Meyer
If you can dream and not make dreams your master;
If you can think and not make thoughts your aim,
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same:
The last few years have been particularly challenging for many of us. Some put smiles on their faces and press on, others wear faith on their sleeves and hope for the best; we all march on trusting that conditions will improve… and they will. No matter where we fit in this conversation, the message remains the same: don’t despair, You Matter.
“How far you go in life depends on you being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and the strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these.” George Washington Carver
If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build’em up with worn-out tools;
There are days when we get up and our steps are shaky. We have another trial before us, we wonder if the struggles would ever shift. When will Lady Fortune shine the sun my way? If you believe today, tomorrow, and every day that the gift of life is the first step to victory, then you are on the way to meet the shining sun of good fortune. You matter.
“As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world – that is the myth of the atomic age – as in being able to remake ourselves.” Mahatma Gandhi
If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings,
And never breathe a word about your loss:
What have you lost? A home? Job? Loved one? Valuables? Memories? friendships? Don’t give up. Know that the hurt and stress, the pain and tears, all serve a greater purpose… to help us heal. Then remember the good things, the joy filled days, the kind words from others, and hold on tight. You matter. More Below.