"You Matter To Me"

August 01, 2022

Quote of the Week

"If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves." -Thomas Alva Edison

8 Ways To Let Our Children Know They Matter

Our children are watching and looking for clues about how to act and behave and who to become. From learning to manage their feelings and emotions to finding their way along the journey of becoming who they are, we are their go-to person for insight and inspiration.

“You matter to me.”

It’s a simple sentiment with the power to encourage, uplift, and inspire. So why don’t we remember to say or show it more?

Luckily, letting our kids know how much they matter doesn’t have to be expensive or time-consuming. In just a few thoughtful minutes a day, we can show our children how much they mean to us and the world. [read more]

Reading Corner

Title: Maybe: A Story About the Endless Potential in All of Us

By: Kobi Yamada

Ages: 3-10

"You are the only you there ever has been or ever will be. You are unique in all the universe. Just the odds of you being here at this exact place and this exact time are so great and so rare that it will never happen again. Written by New York Times best-selling author Kobi Yamada, this is a story for everything you will do and everything you can be. It’s a story about all the possibilities ahead of you. It’s for who you are right now and it’s for all the magical, unbounded potential you hold inside. With its beautiful visual storytelling and timeless message, Maybe is an inspiring story for kids of all ages." - Publishers

Be the Change

"You matter to me" as the article suggests is indeed a very empowering statement. But before we extend this out to our children, can we take a moment to pause and 'be' that statement for ourselves. This week and ongoing, make mindful spaces and pauses in your family's daily conversations that reminds you of this sentence in all its glory. Share the smiles as you find the joy in the little insights that emerge through it all. Send it out as prayers for the world.