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"Ours is not the task of fixing the entire world all at once, but of stretching out to mend the part of the world that is within our reach"—Clarissa Pinkola Estes
The Goal Of the You Matter Marathon
We’re living in a world where people crave connection, yet feel more isolated than ever. Every one of us is here for a reason. We are all essential. We need, and are needed by, each other.
The goal of the You Matter Marathon is to create and enrich positive connections between people and within communities by sharing 10,000 You Matter cards during November.
How the You Matter Marathon Came About
Last year a colleague gave me a card saying You Matter on it. I was so touched that I immediately ordered a box of my own cards and began giving them out to family, friends and even strangers.
The impact has been magical.
Help us make even more magic.
(To hear the full story of how the magic turned into the You Matter Marathon, click on this 3-minute video.)
Step 1: Complete the sign up box to the right. Then click on the “Submit” button to participate in the You Matter Marathon. You can participate as an individual or as an ambassador for a group like a school or business.
Individuals who sign up will receive free You Matter cards while supplies last. (Domestic orders only.) If you would like more than your 30 free You Matter cards, click here to order from Vistaprint. If you want to print your own You Matter cards, click here to download the template.
Once you sign up you’ll receive:
- An email with directions for receiving your own You Matter cards that will be mailed directly to you.
- An invitation to our private You Matter Marathon Facebook page where you can connect with other You Matter Marathoners from around the globe, and receive additional videos and resources throughout the Marathon.
- Weekly blog posts with updates on our progress and tips to keep the You Matter Marathon run and productive.
Step 2: Share the You Matter Cards. By participating in the Marathon you agree to share 30 You Matter cards during November.
Step 3: Track the Number of Cards You Give Out.
Follow Our Progress!Here's where we'll track the # of You Matter cards given out beginning in November
The You Matter Marathon is ideal for:
PARENTSWanting to add a fun and inexpensive gratitude ritual to their holiday gathering.
BUSINESSESLooking to spontaneously make employees feel appreciated anytime.
ANYONEInterested in lifting their own spirits.
GROUPSCommunity and religious groups interested in building connection among members.
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