Creative Ways to Share You Matter Magic

You Matter Marathon is a powerful movement dedicated to spreading kindness and reminding everyone of their inherent worth. One of the most impactful ways to participate is to share You Matter cards. These two words on a little card reminding the card recipient that...

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You Matter Moment of the Week Debbie's students in Boca Raton, FL"Each of our 5th graders and their teachers gave out at least one card. To date, we have given out over 100 cards in the Boca Raton, FL area of South Florida. This is our first year participating in this...

Reminding Our Loved Ones They Matter Every Day

“The best times we’ve had on earth are usually with those we love.”― Van HardenSometimes life gets busy. We get caught up in routines, deadlines, and the daily grind. In the midst of it all, it's easy to forget the simple power of reminding those closest to us that...

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You Matter Moment of the Week Maribel and co-workers. Lebanon, PA"Recently I participated in the Point-in-Time Count in my town of Lebanon, PA along with some of my co-workers. The point-in-time count happens all over the country on the same night to count the number...

You Matter, Caregiver

“There are only four kinds of people in the world: Those who have been caregivers, those who are currently caregivers, those who will be caregivers, and those who will need a caregiver.” – Rosalyn CarterBeing a caregiver is an incredible act of love, but it can easily...

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You Matter Moment of the Week "I participate because I believe all life matters and some folks do not hear those words - sometimes ever. It’s important as a society that we find ways to build each other up, and You Matter cards have the potential to impact strangers...

Celebrating Black History Month

"Activism is my rent for living on the planet."- Alice WalkerFebruary marks the annual celebration of Black History Month, a time to acknowledge and honor the rich history and ongoing contributions of Black Americans throughout the United States. It's not just about...

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You Matter Moment of the Week Janine from Brisbane, Australia."I attended a residential week long art workshop in July 2021 and gave the participants a YOU MATTER card on the last day. They were most appreciative and happy to receive them. Then 7 months later I got an...

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You Matter. Giving and receiving a YOU MATTER card can be life changing. Enjoy these inspiring stories and meaningful resources."The You Matter Marathon has been a heart-warming experience for me as I have secretly and sometimes not so secretly delivered this powerful...

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You Matter Moment of the Week "I have shared YM cards both to unsuspecting recipients and through the Loving Kindness meditation group I facilitate (a small army of warm-hearted people).  Sadly, my card supply (and enthusiasm) dwindled and my YM sharing became few and...

The 2023 Survey Results Are In!

The 2023 Survey Results Are In!

Happy New Year! Hope you’re taking good care of yourselves to start 2024. Thanks again for all you did to make the 2023 You Matter Marathon a huge success. We had 18,642 total participants and 153 Ambassador organizations from all 50 states, and 21 countries. It was...

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You Matter Moment of the Week Jenn and her students at the Transition Center in Alexandria, Minnesota. "I blessed an elderly lady who looked sad in the eyes when I decided to approach her and I give her a YOU MATTER card. She grabbed my arm and had tears in her eyes...

Self Care Reminders for Winter

"When you recover or discover something that nourishes your soul and brings joy, care enough about yourself to make room for it in your life." - Jean Shinoda Bolen Winter can be a beautiful time of the year, but the shorter days and cold weather can leave us feeling...

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You Matter Moment of the Week "I passed out You Matter cards with beautiful quotes and parts of poems. A wide variety too; about strength, perseverance, never giving up, treating others with kindness, to keep a beautiful spirit, "this too shall pass", "you are...

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You Matter Moment of the Week "I have been a volunteer at my local hospital for the past 12 years. Today when I checked in and got on the elevator, there was a gentleman getting off the elevator on the same floor as me. We had a short greeting. A little while later, I...

Cheryl’s Corner – January 2024

Cheryl's Corner A monthly blog with thoughts from our founder.Happy New Year! Thank you for sharing 205,000 You Matter cards throughout the world last year. This movement started after my life-changing encounter with a woman in a grocery store parking lot 9 years ago....

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You Matter Moment of the Week "I often find ways to leave a YM card for people where people don't even know where it came from. In 2017 at my father-in-law's funeral (DE) it seemed so fitting to mention the YM cards. DE was always finding out the line server's name,...

You Matter Marathon Totals & Gratitude

"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot,nothing's going to get better, it's not."–Dr. SeussWhat a Marathon! Believe it or not, we had over 7,000 participants who signed up for the 2023 You Matter Marathon! And boy did you share You Matter cards! As a result,...

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You Matter Moment of the Week  "A card. A conversation. A connection. Is it really this simple? With every interaction, I continue to be no less amazed that two words, printed on a 2” X 3.5” card, can have such a life-changing effect. From the gal behind the counter...

You Matter Marathon Holiday Greeting

You Matter.We hope you enjoy this You Matter MarathonHoliday GreetingYou matter.   Cheryl Rice, Founderhttps://youmattermarathon.org/

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You Matter Moment of the Week "We can’t Thank you enough for the You Matter cards. My husband and I gave them to several people at bingo. It was so inspirational to see the expressions on each of their faces. Everyone was smiling….even teary eyes as one lady said she...

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You Matter Moment of the Week "My personal goal was to give more YM cards to strangers, especially men. In the past few years I have no problem giving them to women, but I struggled with giving them to men. The day my YM cards arrived I had to run errands. As I pulled...

Holidays Are a Great Time to Share Cards!

You Matter. Giving and receiving a YOU MATTER card can be life changing. Enjoy these inspiring stories and meaningful resources.This holiday season is a great opportunity to share You Matter cards. Here are our top 5  ways to share a card in the upcoming season: You...

Let’s Keep the You Matter Marathon Going

Let's keep the marathon going! We’re jumping for joy and gratitude as our community continues to grow by leaps and bounds! Our YMM community currently has 7,000 individuals and 147 organizations from 100 countries. That’s over 18,000 people spreading You Matter magic...

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You Matter Moment of the Week "The 'You Matter' marathon has been a heart-warming experience for me as I have secretly and sometimes not so secretly delivered this powerful message. These two words have touched the lives of family members, personnel at my school, and...

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