Yeah, another “inspired by Blissdom” post. But you need to read this one. Yes, YOU! *pointy finger*
First, get comfy, and then turn up your speakers. You’re going to watch this. It’s about fifteen minutes, and I’m not apologizing for that. Sometimes fifteen minutes can get you car insurance, sometimes fifteen minutes can change your entire perspective. And this ain’t going to get you car insurance.
Now, go and dry your eyes, and take a moment to breathe.
I’m going to ask you a question now, and if you’ve made it this far, I expect you to answer. There’s a comment section right down there.
WHY DO YOU MATTER?
You may be squirming in your seat right now, and that’s okay, but answer it anyway. One of the things I loved about Drew’s presentation was the idea that your life right now is NOT preparation for when you WILL matter. You matter NOW. You don’t have to run a ginormous corporation, or invent a computer operating system, or play a concert at Radio City Music Hall in order to matter.
You matter NOW.
I’m not going to lie and say that I don’t struggle with that question, too, but if I’m asking YOU to answer it, it’s only fair that I at least try.
I matter because I love wholeheartedly. I make sure to tell my friends and family on a regular basis that I love them; my kids probably get tired of hearing it, but I will never stop saying it. For me, letting people know that I love them is my way of saying, “You matter to me.”
I matter because I have written books that people have connected to. Maybe they haven’t reached millions of people – yet – but if I have managed to connect with those people, then it matters, and so do I.
Okay – I did it. Now it’s your turn. Let’s hear it. Because I’ll tell you right now: if you’ve taken the time to read this post, you matter to me.