You Matter Marathon Update and Special Invite

You Matter Marathon Update and Special Invite

Dear YuMMies (my term of endearment for You Matter Marathon participants): Currently, our community consists of over 29,800 individuals and organizations from all 50 states (Yes – we got Mississippi and Rhode Island!) and 75 countries. Some of our recent Ambassador...

You Matter Marathon Update and Story

You Matter Marathon Update and Story

Dear YuMMies (my term of endearment for You Matter Marathon participants): We’re grateful to the special education students at Upper Dublin School District for preparing the You Matter cards that we’ll mail next month. Currently, our community consists of over 28,280...

Help Us Share 2 Million You Matter Cards! Sign Up Today!

Help Us Share 2 Million You Matter Cards! Sign Up Today!

"Person to person, moment to moment, as we love, we change the world." ―Samahria Lyte Kaufman Dear YuMMies: Thanks to those of you who have already signed up for this year's Marathon. And thanks to our donors and sponsors for making it possible. Already, our community...

Who can You Tell about the You Matter Marathon?

Who can You Tell about the You Matter Marathon?

"Do your little bit of good where you are;it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world."—Desmond Tutu Hi YuMMies, We’re working hard to get the word out about the You Matter Marathon and need your help! Please consider taking a moment to tell...

You Matter Marathon Poem & Video

You Matter Marathon Poem & Video

Hi YuMMies,Wanted to share this You Matter poem and video that we originally shared last year. They are both so representative of the You Matter magic that we felt they should be shared again.First, enjoy this You Matter poem written by YuMMie Howard...

Mr. Rogers and You Matter. Can You Help?

Mr. Rogers and You Matter. Can You Help?

Dear YuMMies: Mr. Rogers said to “Always look for the helpers.” I’m looking for help. Specifically, I’m eager to connect with the person at TriStar Pictures in charge of marketing for the upcoming Mr. Rogers movie, “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood”...

Our You Matter Marathon TEDx was Promoted!

Our You Matter Marathon TEDx was Promoted!

Great news: The You Matter message is so powerful that my TEDx talk, was just picked up by TED.org. This means many more people world-wide will have a chance to join our movement. A movement and a message that is needed more now than ever.I couldn’t have...

We did it, YuMMies!

We did it, YuMMies!

“The You Matter Marathon reminded me the world could be kind.The impact this has is other worldly.”– Brooke (Diamondhead, MS)We did it, YuMMies! Thanks to you, we have raised $5,125 for our “You Matter Match-a-thon” campaign, passing our initial goal of...

You can make a difference!

You can make a difference!

“In the end we all just really want the same simple thing…to know that WE MATTER”– Harriet (Orange County, CA)Over the years, the You Matter Marathon has grown from a small idea to a worldwide movement thanks to you, YuMMies. You Matter cards have...

The Business of Handing out Joy

The Business of Handing out Joy

If you’ve participated in the You Matter Marathon before, you know it feels just as good to give a You Matter card as it does to receive one.  Watching someone’s face light up as they read the words “You Matter” is like watching a child open a present on...

I Don’t Matter

I Don’t Matter

“I Don’t Matter”Have those words ever run through your head?  If you’re human, chances are they have. Everyone, at some point, feels alone or even worthless, and it is our job at the You Matter Marathon to prove you wrong.Every person on this planet...

Check out this Nourishing You Matter Story

Check out this Nourishing You Matter Story

Dear YuMMies,           Karen lives in West Virginia and has been giving out You Matter cards for two years. She loves to see the positive impact of the You Matter Marathon in action, and her husband spreads the message even further on his business trips...

Introducing our 2019 Summer You Matter Elves

Introducing our 2019 Summer You Matter Elves

Every single one of our hearts really does matter…because that’s what it’s all about – our common humanity.—John Kabat ZinnDear YuMMies,Even though the Marathon begins in November, summer is our season for preparing You Matter cards to be mailed throughout...

Another Heartwarming You Matter Story

Another Heartwarming You Matter Story

Dear YuMMies,We’re delighted to share another powerful You Matter story.Keri lives in Orlando, FL and has participated in the You Matter Marathon several times. This past year, she was an ambassador for Eastland Christian School and helped them achieve a...

You Matter Moment

You Matter Moment

Hi YuMMies, In the spirit of “You never know when a You Matter moment will show up,” I offer this story. While walking in the park this morning, I saw a man cleaning a bench with Windex and a paper towel. The bench had a small plaque on it with the names of two...

The Opposite of You Matter

The Opposite of You Matter

 The Opposite of You MatterSome of you know I received my first You Matter card from a colleague. The words on the card went right to my heart. I felt like I had been hugged. The gesture inspired me to order and share my own cards, initiate what turned...

Do you have what it takes to be a YMM Champion?

Do you have what it takes to be a YMM Champion?

“Alone we can do so little. Together we can do so much.” —Helen Keller Our goal of sharing 2 million You Matter cards this year is big. Very big. But it’s totally doable if we work together. It will take 66,000 people sharing 30 cards each. So while we’re...

Introducing our 2018 You Matter Marathon Elves

Introducing our 2018 You Matter Marathon Elves

Every single one of our hearts really does matter… because that’s what it’s all about – our common humanity. John Kabat Zinn Dear YuMMies, Thanks to our new community of YMM Elves, 2018 will likely be our best Marathon ever! YMM elves spend countless hours...

New ‘You Matter Marathon’ Printing Partner!

New ‘You Matter Marathon’ Printing Partner!

Kim, Darrelle, Anthony Dear <<First Name>>, Last December I shared an amazing You Matter story about a woman who approached me in a parking lot to compliment my “U-Matter” license plate. Her name is Laura, and neither of us could have predicted...

A Truly Magical You Matter Experience-December 29, 2017

A Truly Magical You Matter Experience-December 29, 2017

Dear YuMMies, As some of you know, after last year’s Marathon I ordered a custom license plate that read “U Matter” as another way of spreading our message. I never could have predicted how that license plate would lead to the most unexpected blessings. A...

Final 2017 YuMMie Update-December 5, 2017

Final 2017 YuMMie Update-December 5, 2017

"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing's going to get better, it's not." ~Dr. Seuss Dear YuMMies, What a month! Per the quote above, you have shown in spectacular fashion that you care a whole lot. As a result, a whole lot of You Matter...

2017 YuMMie Update-November 28, 2017

2017 YuMMie Update-November 28, 2017

A little kindness from person to person is better than a vast love for all humankind. ―Richard Dehmel Dear YuMMies, Thanksgiving certainly brought out our YuMMie best! Our Community The YMM now has 49,183 participants, and 268 Ambassador organizations from...

2017 YuMMie Update-November 21, 2017

2017 YuMMie Update-November 21, 2017

Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being. Each of us owes the deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this inner light. ―Dr. Albert Schweitzer Dear YuMMies, Thanks to all of you, the Magic...

2017 YuMMie Update-November 14, 2017

2017 YuMMie Update-November 14, 2017

You don't have to do everything. Do what calls your heart. Effective action comes from love. It is unstoppable and it is enough. ―Joanna Macy environmental activist and Buddhist scholar  Dear YuMMies, You are AMAZING! The magic has been unleashed and...

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