Tragedy Inspires Worldwide Day of Acknowledgment

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The first-ever You Matter to Me Day launches on October 7, 2010. Inspired as a result of a tragedy, this event was created as a reminder for people everywhere to acknowledge the people in our lives who matter to us.

You Matter to Me Day

“We can be so busy, stressed, and caught up in the goings-on of our day-to-day lives that we can forget to let the people in our lives know that they’re important to us, that they matter to us.."

The first annual You Matter to Me Day, an international day of acknowledging all the people in our lives who matter to us, is set to launch on October 7, 2010.

In an age when we acknowledge family members, friends, and members of certain professions on their particular days, e.g. Mother’s Day, there hasn’t been a specific day for us to acknowledge them as well as everyone else in our lives... until now. You Matter to Me Day.

The event was created by Linda Jew, an independent marketing consultant, who was inspired to bring it to life after a close friend and colleague died. “We can be so busy, stressed, and caught up in the goings-on of our day-to-day lives that we can forget to let the people in our lives know that they’re important to us, that they matter to us, especially the ones for whom the words ‘I love you’ may not be appropriate. When I realized I hadn’t let Bill know that he mattered to me, it was too late, but it wasn’t for all the other people in my life.”

One of those people was Wanda Nelson, another friend of Ms. Jew, who shared, “When Linda told me that I matter to her, I felt special and loved and that she values our friendship as much as I do. It brought much joy to me. When I told my niece that she matters to me, she responded, 'I feel the same way,' and I felt so loved and honored, like I got a cosmic hug from the universe.”

In sharing these four simple words – you matter to me – people everywhere have the opportunity to make a profound difference. Ms. Jew added, “Everyone matters to someone, yet they may not know for sure that they do until we tell them. And when we do, we get to be present to the fact that our lives are better because they are in it, and they get confirmation that they matter. That’s what this is all about.”

The website for the event is at http://www.YouMatterToMeDay.com, from which visitors can click through to its Facebook page and to the “You Matter to Me Day” video on YouTube.

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