In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.
     ~Albert Schweitzer
Dear YuMMies:

What an INSPIRING start to our You Matter Marathon!


  • By our estimation you have already shared 42,000 You Matter cards!
  • We added our 51st country – the Virgin Islands
  • We also gained more outstanding Ambassador organizations including Community Mediation Center of Calvert, Gentle Hearts Foundation, and Girl Scouts of Maine-Nonesuch Service Unit.  Check out the rest here.
  • Our global community now consists of 13,990 phenomenal people.

What You Can Do Now:

  • Continue posting stories, photos and video on our YMM Facebook page.
  • If you’re not on Facebook, you may want to join just for the pleasure of reading the heart-warming stories, like the ones below.
  • Catch up on You Matter Marathon blog posts here.

Hungry for More Cards?

  • Click here to order more You Matter cards from Vistaprint. Use discount code TV500 and print the card on Signature Glossy cardstock.
  • For the purpose and duration of the You Matter Marathon please do not customize the card in any way – not even adding the YMM web page.
  • Click here for a template of printable You Matter cards.

Just a Few ‘You Matter’ Moments:
“I bit the bullet this morning and gave a card to a long-time employee of the doggy daycare where I’ve been taking my beloved 14 year-old golden retriever for over 10 years. I told her I don’t tell her often enough how much I appreciate the love and kindness she has for my dog, who means the world to me. My voice was shaky and I stumbled over a few words, but she gave me a big hug, we both started to cry, and she said it made her day. That was worth any feelings of nervousness or awkwardness!”
– Kristen Johnson-Elder

“This is my experience so far: they are taken, and read. The facial expression changes. An expression of thanks is voiced. They are clutched to the heart. ‘I wish I had had one to give to…’ Or ‘this is what the world needs more of…’ Or ‘such a little thing but I love it so much.’”
– Melissa Goff Regan

“Clearly unable to do 1 per day – my 3 year old gave one to her sitter. My 7 year old gave them to her current teacher, last year’s teacher, and her violin teacher. We stopped and gave one to a local police officer. Everyone was so happy. The officer said it made his whole day and gave the girls junior police badges— and brought his dog out to see them!”
– Caitlin Domanico

Hold the Date:
We will have 3 online You Matter Marathon Celebration calls on December 5. One at 7:00 a.m. EST, one at 2:00 p.m. EST, and one at 9:00 p.m. EST to accommodate our global community. More details to follow.

Thanks to all of you for taking the open-hearted, brave first steps on this amazing journey. Onward…

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