~Marcel Proust, writer
As I prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving with family and friends, I want to take a moment to express my deepest gratitude to all of you for being on this magical journey with me. Thank you for your wholehearted participation, thank you for your generosity of spirit, and, thank you for your vibrant and moving letters and stories. The good you are doing is glorious and palpable. Thanks also to the wonderful people who helped put this mighty marathon together.
Here are a few more stories from our YMM community:
“I am finding it goes beyond the cards – which is no surprise. Thought I would share a phone experience from yesterday. A customer service rep called from Sears – basically to apologize for not calling on Saturday when they had said they would. They had no further information available for an issue I am having. I thanked the woman on the phone for the call, and for whatever reason, I said “You Matter” as part of my goodby. It started a whole new conversation which delved fairly deep into leadership. We spoke for another 20 minutes. At the end of the call, she said “Mr. Collins ,You Matter, you really do!” It was extraordinary. Reflecting on the call, it is so obvious how easy it is to build bridges…”
“I am attending an interfaith Thanksgiving service Tuesday night and want to let the attendees of other faiths know that they matter to me. In times like these when the media is so full of hate, we have to move beyond co-existence to positive action. Change starts at the community level. We need to embrace “them” and give them a message of hope from “us”. I am guessing all my remaining cards will be gone by Tuesday night, handed out to random strangers who gathered with me to promote peace and gratitude.”
“Today I realized that I teach 22 children who really matter. I put a card on each desk (my second set) and I was surprised at how much that meant to my seven year olds. They made me You Matter notes on little pieces of paper and left them for me all day long. Many of them taped the cards on their desks. I felt so good seeing how the You Matter message made my students feel.?? One little girl told me that it made her feel happy all over.”
Remember to sign up for one of our YMM Community Celebrations on 12/5.
Want More You Matter Cards?
- Click here to order more You Matter cards from Vistaprint. Use discount code THANKS20 and print the card in Signature Glossy.
- Please do not customize the card in any way – not even by adding the YMM web page. The card must contain just two words, YOU MATTER.
- Click here for a template of printable You Matter cards.
Once again, thanks to all of you for continuing to spread the You Matter magic.