You Matter!

One day I was at a stop light and saw a man with a sign asking for help. I didn’t have any money on me but looked around in the car for something that might make his life a little easier. I had a straw, cowboy hat in the back of the car and offered it to him to help keep the sun off of his face and out of his eyes.

He gave me a really big grin, laughed and said, “Thank you, but I think it would look a lot better on you than it would on me.”

I hope he remembers that I acknowledged him and tried to give something to help. He at least may smile occasionally, knowing someone cared.

We all have helped someone who dropped something or had their hands full and couldn’t open their door. These are all perhaps minor activities of connecting with others but they may make a big difference in someone’s day or life. We are all part of the human family, regardless of our beliefs, culture, sex, religion or nationality.

Aunt Helen and great niece.
Aunt Helen overjoyed to see great niece.

We all have someone who loves us, cares for us, or just prays for us. (There are people who are praying for those who are suffering, confused, stressed out, sick, or afraid). I have found out there are people praying for others in sad situations, who are sick, or lost a loved one, without even directly knowing them.

Benjamin Franklin once penned:

“For the want of a nail the shoe was lost,
For the want of a shoe the horse was lost,
For the want of a horse the rider was lost,
For the want of a rider the battle was lost,
For the want of a battle the kingdom was lost,
And all for the want of a horseshoe-nail.”

Maybe all someone needs is for one moment to be recognized as being worthy of a smile, a nod, a hug, a comment, a compliment, or a kindness. Do what you can, where you are with whatever you can use. If all else fails, show that you care with a smile.

Be the nail that saved the shoe, that saved the horse, that saved the rider, that saved the battle, that won the kingdom. You matter!!


12 thoughts on “You Matter!

  1. Reading this makes my heart absolutely light up with joy! I am so grateful for you and the love you are sharing with all of us. Yes indeed, you matter!!

    We have no idea just how huge our small acts of kindness are to those who need them. Kindness needs to be the new norm. Empathy needs to make a comeback. You are doing your part here and I am so thankful for your life.

    God bless you! 🤗

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    1. Wow! Those words made me tear up! You touched my heart. I used to be a nurse and helped a lot of people. I retired an decided this blog might be a way of helping now. People have said,”Why not get advertisements so you get more readers?” My reply,is, “It’s not in the numbers. It’s in the quality of reading and understanding of the readers and how what I wrote touched their hearts.” You proved my point. Thank you so much. I can’t express how much this meant to me. Love and hugs!

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      1. Bless your heart! Now you’re making me tear up! How precious are your words, my goodness! You are absolutely helping and following your heart’s vision for this blog is all you need to do. Other people’s opinions don’t mean squat if they don’t resonate in your own spirit. God bless you for staying true to your heart’s cry. I feel your compassion and love through every word. I believe your impact on lives is far greater than you realize.

        All my love & many hugs right back to you! 💕

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  2. Thank you, Boundless Blessings. I am so happy you appreciated and enjoyed this post. I heard that want of a shoe poem years ago and realized it expressed well my subject. Thank you for commenting too. You made my day!

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  3. I remember when my boys were in grade school and we would go to the store and there was always this lady standing there with the same sign saying her car needed to be fixed but she didn’t have the money to fix it and anything would help. I would give her a few dollars if I had some cash on me and one time one of my boys said Mom how do you know what she is really going to do with the money and I just told me because I give in faith that it is used for what she says she needs it for the rest is up to her. My son understood my answer and I went on to still give her what I could when I could till one day I never saw her there again. You just never know maybe someone or me gave her that last few dollars she needed or not we will never know but God knew my in giving to her. Have a Blessed day.

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  4. Myrosagirl, what a beautiful example and lesson for your son! I am sure he will grow into a good, kind, loving man since he had your love to train him how to love and be kind. Thank you for sharing this beautiful example.

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