This is one of the hardest skills for me to except and understand completely. A long time ago I believed I just didn’t matter. Family and friends just couldn’t persuade me to think otherwise. I just didn’t matter to anyone, never felt like I’d be missed, nor did I believe I did anyone any good by being around them. Well, the important skill I learned, was that I did and I do matter. I matter to my children first and foremost. Same goes for all of you reading this that has children. They depend on you and me to be their parents, to teach them, and to be their supporters. So we do matter! We matter in so many ways. Just smiling at someone that is having a bad day, being supportive of others, and finding a positive support system for yourself matters to other people and always has a way of making you feel as though you matter.