Every one of us is of value. One of our needs is to know we are valued and that we have much to offer. When accepted, loved, affirmed, encouraged, believed and listened to we sense we are valued. It is in this environment that we can flourish and leave our mark.
I learned today of the death of a man who I have grown to appreciate. In his final years, while suffering from cancer, he continued to encourage others. He will be sorely missed. He left a mark in the people he worked with, talked with, prayed with, and loved with.
For all of you that know you are valued, I hope that you will be able to flourish and leave a positive mark as you walk through life.
For those of you who do not believe you are valued, know this…… you are not here on this earth by accident. There is a place for you. I hope that you, with the help of a community who also believes in you, who values you, will find your place so that you, too, can leave your mark.