Tuesday, January 3, 2012

you matter

My friend ,Ryan,wrote this on his blog the other day and it struck a chord with me:

"...by our mere appearance on this planet,we matter".It soothed me very much and sounded like something that I hung onto in my lonely teen-age years."You are a child of the universe,no less than the trees and the stars, you have a right to be here...."The Desiderata.

That loneliness and wondering where I fit has happily left me along with many negative tapes that used to play in my head.When they left,at what exact moment, I do not know but I believe that it must have been when I let go of my will and handed it over to the Creator of that same universe.There was no flash of light or angel song but now my spirit has a certitude that it is loved,no,treasured.

In the spirit of red things,I wonder how I can help someone feel that they matter.
I think this is going to take some pondering on my part.I withhold love easily.I was taught that the worst thing was to make a fool of myself or wear my heart on my sleeve.The only thing that I can think of right now is to say,"Is there anything that I can do to help you?".That makes love real.Any suggestions?


Anonymous said...

Here are some suggestions: How about baking cookies/small loaves of banana nut bread, etc. and taking them to shut-ins. Our nextdoor neighbor lost his wife at Thanksgiving time after 60 yrs of marriage. We enjoy cooking for three and taking a meal to him on occasion. My dear friend Virginia used to take in infants on a moments notice until Catholic services could place them in foster homes. AARP has a whole website listing volunteer services needed.
Speaking of value,God has created each person with great value.
I love Psalm 8 - "...what is mere man that you are mindful of him? You made him a little lower than the angels and crowned him with glory and honor. You made him ruler over all you have created: all flocks and herds, the beasts of the field, the birds of the air and the fish of the sea,....O Lord, Our Lord how excellent is your name in all the earth" There are so many opportunities for 'red days' all over our world. Praise His name!

sharon graham said...


Great suggestions...thank you and the verse is just wonderful...
your comment gives much food for thought on this red day.love,Sharon

Missy said...

You always make me feel special. Thank you.