You Matter to Me.

There seems to be an urge to push away from one another when things get difficult or dark in today’s world. We want to point and blame and glare to all that we don’t understand or relate. We forget that we are all human and walking down parallel paths. We forget that we all similarly love others deeply and feel pain when hurt. This pushing away stems from categorizing some of us as “other” and equating different as negative. When did the blue flower among the field of red become less beautiful, less of a flower? It does not smell any less fragrant or appeal any less to the eye. All it has done is to give a bit of unique beauty and spark a bit of interest among the equally beautiful red flowers. All are flowers. All are comparably lovely.

So let us all remember that we are all human. We all deserve compassion and empathy and kindness. We are in this diverse and difficult experience together. We will all struggle and fail. We all feel the warmth of the sun on a summer day and enjoy the sounds of rain as it falls. We are all radiant. We will always be more the same than we ever are different. Instead of pushing away, let us grab one another, pull every person in tight and close and say “you matter to me.” Each precious human life matters. Every. Single. One.

Let us turn this darkness into a place where we can finally start to see the value in every special spark of life that illuminates this earth. Let’s look into one another’s  eyes with the intent to see the incomparable human fire that resides within. Weather or not that light flickers in unison to our own, every single sparkle makes a difference to this world. It matters. Let us soften our edges to one another, unclench the tightened muscles of the unknown. Our days can only get warmer and brighter when we bask in each other’s glow. 

YOU MATTER TO ME.

You Matter To Me- Sara Bareilles

I could find the whole meaning of life in those sad eyes
They’ve seen things that you never quite say, but I hear
Come out of hiding, I’m right here beside you
And I’ll stay there as long as you let me

Because you matter to me
Simple and plain and not much to ask from somebody
You matter to me
I promise you do, you, you matter too
I promise you do, you see?
You matter to me

It’s addictive the minute you let yourself think
The things that I say just might matter to someone
All of this time I’ve been keeping my mind on the running away
And for the first time I think I’d consider the stay

Because you matter to me
Simple and plain and not much to ask from somebody
You matter to me
I promise you do, you, you matter too
I promise you do, you see?
You matter to me

And you matter to me
Simple and plain and not much to ask from somebody
You matter to me
I promise you do, you
(Out of hiding I’m right here beside you)
You matter too
(As long as you have me)
I promise you do, you, you matter too
(Out of hiding I’m right here beside you)
I promise you do, you, you matter too
(I do, I promise you do, you matter to me)
I promise you do, you see
You matter to me

#BlackLivesMatter

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