I was going to post something different...
But some things came up that caused a change of heart.
If you know someone who has been a little down lately, or someone who has been going through some rough times, please take the time to let them know that they matter.
I can say from experience that it is very easy to tell yourself that you aren't important to anyone. And it is a very very sad feeling.
I can also say from experience that it will never be true. You (and everyone) will always be important to someone. But in moments where you feel insignificant, theres only one way to get back to feeling like you matter. And thats someone telling you that you are important to them.
It doesn't have to be a big elaborate speech that you give them. A simple "hey, you have been on my mind and I just wanted to let you know that you are important to me and i care about you" will suffice.
And people who arent going through rough times will appreciate hearing they are important as well.
I dont think any one gets told that they are important nearly as much as they should.
So pretty please, find someone, at least one person, and tell them they matter.
You will probably make their day. And you could possibly even make their week. And depending on where they are in their lives you could even give them enough hope to not give up.
Remember that you are always important
never stop shining,