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 people.
I said it was kind of him to clean the bench, and I asked him if he knew the people the bench was dedicated to. He said they were his father and his son. I offered my condolences, said the bench was a beautiful tribute, and I continued walking.
But I wanted to do more.
I stopped at my car and grabbed three You Matter cards. The man was sitting on the bench when I returned to it.
I approached him and said, “In honor of your father and son I’d like you to have these” and I gave him the three cards. His eyes moistened as he wiped away a tear. Then he said, “You really understand. This means so much. Thank you.”
Was I nervous giving the man You Matter cards?
But it was worth the risk. It always is…
The moment mattered.
The man on the bench mattered.
Cheryl Rice, Founder
PS. It’s not too early to sign-up for the 2019 Marathon and make your own Magic.