I was talking with a friend last week who confided she had been feeling unimportant.
In the grand scheme of life, as if she didn’t much matter.
I can understand that feeling.
Examining my own, I live a small life. I like to think that I make a difference to my family and to close friends, but I’m not making some huge impact where I’d much be missed beyond my small circle should anything happen to me.
I’m not off doing great big things and impacting the world for generations to come. Maybe my children will and my impact on them will echo, but nothing from me directly.
But I’m doing what I love, spending time with those I love.
My story might not be one that anyone will remember, but it’s mine.
And in my story, I get to be the heroine. It’s my life story, after all. Even if I’m merely a bit player in other’s stories, I don’t have to live my life as if that’s all I am.
I can care about others’ stories and play a small role in their lives, but I’m more than that.
I’m me, this is the one life that I get to live, and it’s okay to live as if I matter, as if I’m the heroine in my own life, not overshadowed by the much grander stories of others.
Their stories and my story: they’re all happening at the same time, maybe occasionally sharing a scene or two, but we keep right on going with our own lives.
The stories are different and maybe mine seems so small in comparison but none of us needs to feel small within our own lives.
We are important, we’re the heroines; without us, there’d be no story to tell. So yes, we matter and it’s okay to live as if we do.
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