Does Your Life Matter

Here is something that I have sought, received and yet cannot measure – it’s validation. We seek it in many areas of life. We long for our parents, business partners, friends, colleagues and even our kids to say – “You matter!”

Men and women of great minds and those of absolutely average minds have all wrestled with the same question, ‘do I matter’? Sadly the answer to this question and the wrestling to the answer have brought some people to a state of desperation and depression. I reflect on my own parents and grandparents wondering what difference did they make? What difference will I make? Where’s the hope for this part of our story?

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If you have been to an art gallery, museum or places of historical significance you will often discover the stories of the average person doing extraordinary things. It’s only from the perspective of time that we know if, the decisions we make and the action we take, make a difference to others.  Perhaps these “others” are yet unborn. We cannot realize ALL the implications our decisions and actions in the moment. Only in the future, do we gain perspective but sometimes we never know.

I find great truth and hope for the validation of my life in the Bible.

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future”.

Jeremiah 29:11

This is a helpful verse if your life is going well, but what if it’s not? Or what if you don’t believe the Bible? What hope is there then?

The Butterfly Effect: How Your Life Matters In this book the author says, “Every single thing you do matters. You have been created as one of a kind. You have been created in order to make a difference. You have within you the power to change the world”

Andy Andrews shows us how our decisions have a ripple effect on others, by showing us some historical examples. He inspires wisdom and courage for the reader as we consider the decisions we make and the actions we take, to make a difference to others. Amazing stories will give you a whole new appreciation for choices. It will change the way you look at yourself and others – for the better!

Andy started out as a comedian and story teller. He performs over 100 times a year. His most requested story is The Butterfly Effect. If you want to view a video of Andy performing The Butterfly Effect, click here.

This is a motivational gift book with artistic graphic pictures and images that really stand out. They come alive with the tension and solution to the problem – does your life matter?  Don’t skimp and just watch the video – the book is much more powerful.

Imagine your motivation and sense of purpose when you are inspired by the perspective and courage that is recounted in this book.  The decisions we make and the actions we take, do make a difference to others. In good situations or challenging ones you were born to make a difference. You too can change the world – but you make those changes one small step….or flap of your wings at a time!

 

Attitude:  Humbly think about the impact you are having on those around you

Action:  Order this resource to be inspired and motivated to act – read it and gift it!

Question:  Have you reflected on how your life matters in the lives of those around you?

Recommended Resource:  The Butterfly Effect: How Your Life Matters, Andy Andrews

Kindle Edition:  Butterfly Effect: How Your Life Matters (Kindle) 

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  1. I love this book! There is a children’s version too that is excellent. It’s always encouraging to know at every stage of our lives, whether young or old, that our life matters.