The postman brought me a powerful gift in the mail today that I simply must share with You!
It says simply “You Matter”
Several days ago, as I was searching the internet for Messages of Hope and Healing, I came across the post of a young woman named Jessica, from Louisiana.
She showed a photo of this bumper sticker on her car. She was talking about suicide prevention and offering them to anyone who wanted them.
What an incredible idea! Of course I was interested!
“I’ll take a dozen. How much are they?”, I asked.
“They are free,” she said. She is making them and sending them out to anyone who requests them. To date she has sent 2200 of them across the nation!
Here’ the thing:
I, personally, have been suicidal a couple times in my life. And though I never took any action on it, I was definitely in that dark, dark place.
And the thought that occurs; at least, the thought that occurred to me was: “I don’t matter.”
“I don’t matter.”
“If I wasn’t here tomorrow, I don’t matter.”
And here is Jessica sending these stickers out to people that say, you DO matter.
I believe this is a huge, huge thing for suicide prevention.
So you put one sticker on your car. One on your bathroom mirror for those moments when you suffer. You give one to everybody you know.
You may never know the impact that these two simple but powerful words have on someone who is feeling that moment of desperation.
If you are interested in making a difference in this simple way, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
And while they are FREE to you (Jessica even pays the postage!!),
Please consider making a small (LARGE?) donation to keep her work going!
Donations can be made via Paypal to email@example.com
Again, you may never know the impact that these two simple but powerful words have on someone who is feeling that moment of desperation.
Toward Hope and Healing for us all,