When you love the work you do and the people you do it with, you matter.
When you are so gracious and generous and aware that you think of other people before yourself, you matter.
When you leave the world a better place than you found it, you matter.
When you continue to raise the bar on what you do and how you do it, you matter.
When you teach and forgive and teach more before you rush to judge and demean, you matter.
When you touch the people in your life through your actions (and your words), you matter.
When kids grow up wanting to be you, you matter.
When you see the world as it is, but insist on making it more like it could be, you matter.
When you inspire a Nobel prize winner or a slum dweller, you matter.
When the room brightens when you walk in, you matter.
And when the legacy you leave behind lasts for hours, days or a lifetime, you matter.
I found this on a photographer's blog http://jameschristianson.net/index.php?page=35 and I really enjoyed it. I also really enjoyed his photography. He mostly photographs weddings and engagements but I think that he captures the beauty of everything, flawlessly. Lately I've been running into quite a few blogs that I am falling in love with. My current favorite obsession is http://enjoycupcakes.com/blog/ because she is doing what I would one day love to do and is doing it flawlessly as well. I feel like my personality is mirrored by her blog, sounds corny but I truly am in love with her store, cupcakes, everything. I hope to one day visit California to visit her store. I think everything that she has on her blog is amazing, from where she has vacationed or even her friends' blogs, they are wonderful.