Cheryl’s Corner

A monthly blog with thoughts from our founder.

Dear YuMMies,

It’s been almost 9 years, yet I still remember the immediate and overwhelming flush of warmth that seized my heart the moment a colleague handed me a card with just two words: You Matter.

I’ve thought a lot about that moment – specifically why the card, the words, the gesture touched me so deeply. And I’ve come to believe the answer is quite simple. Painfully, astonishingly simple.

I didn’t know that I mattered.

Yes – I knew my family loved me. I knew I had friends, diplomas, and meaningful work. And perhaps I even knew intellectually that I mattered, but I didn’t feel it in my bones. Never had someone so simply and profoundly answered a question I didn’t even know I had. I matter.

I’m not alone.

Many of us receive internal or external messages telling us we don’t matter. Or that we matter only if we’re in a certain group, race, status, or gender.

I believe it’s our collective responsibility to remind each other of our significance.

And I know the world would be a more peaceful and joyful place if every human being knew that they mattered.

And I know you get it!

You: wonderful, generous, card-giving, human beings get how simple and powerful and essential it is to give and receive the You Matter message.

Help us expand our reach by signing up for your 10 free You Matter Marathon card today.

Thank you!

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