I was scrolling through social media this morning and a post/meme/flyer however you want to call it popped up. It said “In case no one told you today: you are a marvelous piece of the universe and this planet needs you on it.”

It struck me because it made me pause and think about how many times I am going on with my daily activities, pursuits, and endeavors without hearing those words. And as I read it this morning I came to a better understanding of how true it really is not just for me but for each person I come in contact with on a daily basis. I know that seems pretty general. But each person is so needed, not just needed but a marvelous masterpiece and the gifting inside of him or her is important and needed for the area they possess.

Have you ever really thought about that… how crucial a role you play in the grand scheme of things not like a “i rule the world” frame of thinking, but rather “I matter”… “I’m important and valued”. The uniqueness of you is that only you can do the thing or things set forth for your hands to do. And even greater than that… you attempting, accomplishing, setting forth to do that thing spurs on the success of those connected to you. Can you imagine that? you matter so much in it all that, you doing your part helps another do their part.

That is motivating to me. It inspires me to keep pushing forward in the process. It brings me joy to know that I am a marvelous masterpiece. It brings me joy to know that I am surrounded by marvelous masterpieces. Each of us uniquely made for this specific time and setting – knitted together by so many, not often thought about, parts.

My encouragement to you is to keep moving your hands toward those things that you were created to do, keep pursuing peace and loving the process. The ups and the downs… the ebbs and flows…you have the tools to handle so many great adversities and to get back up. This universe needs you. You who stumbled to this page… you who needs to know it most on this day… This planet needs you RIGHT NOW in this moment, in this part of time… on the continuum. YOU MATTER!