A lyrical, heart-lifting love letter to black and brown children everywhere: reminding them how much they matter, that they have always mattered, and they always will, from powerhouse rising star author Tami Charles and esteemed, award-winning illustrator Bryan Collier. Discover this poignant, timely, and emotionally stirring picture book, an ode to black and brown children everywhere that is full of hope, assurance, and love.Tami Charles pens a poetic, lyrical text that is part love letter, part anthem, assuring readers that they always have, and always will, matter. This powerful, rhythmic lullaby reassures readers that their matter and their worth is never diminished, no matter the circumstance: through the joy and wonder of their first steps and first laughter, through the hardship of adolescent struggles and the pain and heartbreak of current events, they always have, and always will, matter. Accompanied by illustrations by renowned artist Bryan Collier, a four-time Caldecott Honor recipient and a nine-time Coretta Scott King Award winner or honoree, All Because You Matter empowers readers with pride, joy, and comfort, reminding them of their roots and strengthening them for the days to come.Lyrical, personal, and full of love, All Because You Matter is for the picture book audience what The Hate U Give was for YA and Ghost Boys was for middle grade: a conversation starter, a community touchstone, and a deep affirmation of worth for the young readers who need it most.
le To Christopher Sebastian Charles , the universe is better with you in it . — T.C. I dedicate this book as a visual love note of welcome to all the children and their families on the planet here today , and to those who have yet to ...
Author: Tami Charles
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Transform the way you live your life with a message of unexpected hope, radical joy, and deep connection. You matter. Not because of what you earn or how you look or what you’ve achieved, but because you are inherently valuable. Author Matthew Emerzian takes this seemingly simple premise and shows readers how truly understanding their own worth will change every aspect of their lives. You Matter is a call to empathy and a joyous celebration of the value of each and every person. The book is structured into three sections, each of which expands the concept in ever widening ripples. In the first section, “I Matter,” readers come to terms with their own worth, in “You Matter” that awareness expands to acknowledge and celebrate the value of the people around us, and finally in “We Matter” Emerzian explores the power of a thriving community with those around us. Each chapter features exercises, journal prompts, and conversation starters to help readers dive deeper. Author Matt Emerzian is the founder of Every Monday Matters, a not-for-profit dedicated to spreading the message of self-worth and compassion to people throughout the world. Every week 1.2 million people—from elementary school children to employees at national corporations—engage with ideas and concepts from Every Monday Matters. You Matter is a manifesto of self-esteem and call to action for people to find their meaning and live fully—and change the world while doing so.
But I also want to be bold and honest enough to let you know that none of this is why you matter. You matter because you are unique. You matter because you are a gift to the world. You matter because you are one in some eight billion.
Author: Matthew Emerzian
Publisher: St. Martin's Essentials
We know science is awesome, as are its achievements. Yet so far scientists have managed to sidestep the most awesome reality of all, the true nature of human life, the source of their own genius. How is it that in the overwhelming immensity of the cosmos, on microscopic earth, human beings exist? We have not yet looked reality in the face and perceived the nobility and grandeur of who we are, each of us having a responsibility in the universe and being part of a vast and continuing process, which can only emerge from the shadows and darkest corners of our thought when we step aside away from all the noise. 'You Matter' encourages people to think more deeply about the phenomenon of existence, what it means to be a unique human person, and how in unity with one another we can build a future in these uncertain times.
your precious time; mindful, perhaps, of the wise words of Shakespeare: 'I wasted time, and now doth time waste me. ... and one very important, very significant thread in it is you, because you really do matter.
Author: Delia Smith
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
What makes life meaningful? More to the point, what makes our life meaningful? Without a good answer to that question, we can expend much energy and experience much anxiety as we attempt to live lives of significance, only to find that in the end we missed the point entirely and along the way were deeply dissatisfied. But there is hope. In Why You Matter, Michael Sherrard shows that life is only meaningful if God exists. He then shows how that fundamental fact provides clarity for some of the most important questions of our lives, including - Who am I? - How should I treat others? - What should I do with my life? - How do I make sense of suffering? If you have struggled with a sense of self-worth and direction in your life, or if you have a friend, colleague, or family member who is searching for meaning in a world of suffering, chaos, and uncertainty, Why You Matter will give you confidence that your life matters--but maybe not for the reasons you think.
respectively translated as “image” and “likeness,” are used to show that we are in some sense like our Maker.1 Our ... Though we do not know fully what being made in God's image means, we are told what really matters: because of what we ...
Author: Michael Sherrard
Publisher: Baker Books
“Getting to the Heart of the Matter, is a collection of notes to the family to encourage them in the matters of the heart. The goal is for the reader to examine, reflect, and restore any matters of the heart that they, a family member or friend has, or is experiencing! Get to the heart of it and make the necessary changes and Grow!
By Jacqueline Russell You matter because you were God given! You matter because a special door at your parent's heart is designed only for Jesus and you to Enter! You matter because you are so smart, amazing and talented!
Author: Jacqueline Russell
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Calling All Souls—You Do Matter!offers a uniquely eclectic collection of wisdom, common sense and golden rules that will lighten and inspire your soul's journey here on Earth. It will guide you in the co-creation of your best-self and best-life by teaching you to trust in your intuition, to create a life-plan, and to act on inspired guidance. You will learn that what you focus on and what you commit to is what will bring the results you seek. Positive thoughts create positive actions. And by simply making the choices that are right for you, you co-create your happiness and success in life. You define you! You and only you decide upon your life's mission and purpose. There is a great goodness about what you can bring into the world. It is up to you to allow good things to come to you. The point of your life is to understand that!You do matter, you do count and you are loved very much by your Creator. You are very important here on this earth and at this time. Your spirit-soul has been placed here for a reason—to learn something, to share something, to teach something. ... You have been blessed with special gifts and talents that only you can open and share with the world. Your gift back is what you have created with your skills and talents. The happiest people in the world are those who follow their passion.
You matter just the way you are because that is how your Creator made you! Your Creator, your God, dwells within you as you! There is something unrepeatable and mysterious about being you. You matter because you are unique and ...
Author: Fiona Frances
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Tools for Identifying and Developing Spiritual, Social, and Emotional Growth From birth to adulthood, our children's physical and intellectual development is carefully tracked and charted. But what about their hearts? After all, how our children develop emotionally, socially, and spiritually will determine who they become as husbands and wives, fathers and mothers, friends and co-workers. Are My Kids on Track? helps you identify and measure 12 key emotional, social, and spiritual milestones in your children's lives. Moreover, you will discover practical ways to guide your kids through any stumbling blocks they might encounter and help them reach the appropriate landmarks. Along the way the authors pinpoint the different ways boys and girls develop, so you can help your child flourish in his or her own way. Filled with decades of experience from three practicing counselors, speakers, and writers, this book provides you with valuable, current research and user-friendly, hands-on practices to make supporting your kids' soul development a seamless part of family life. Don't just raise smart kids--raise courageous, compassionate, resilient, empathetic, and smart kids.
“You matter because it's who you are on the inside that counts.” “You matter because you have on really cute shoes.” (That was one of my favorites). As the girls came together in the matter/not matter/why you matter debate, ...
Author: Sissy MEd Goff, LPC-MHSP
Publisher: Bethany House
Am I making a difference? Does my life matter? How can I make a difference when some days I can't even find my keys?'' asks award-winning author Leslie Parrott. ''I've never been accused of being methodical, orderly, or linear. So when it came to considering my years on this planet, I did so without a sharpened pencil and a pad of paper. Instead, I walked along Discovery Beach, just a few minutes from our home in Seattle. Strange, though. All I seemed to ever bring home from my walks on the beach were little pieces of sea glass. Finding these random pieces eventually became a fixation. And, strangely, with each piece I collected, I felt a sense of calm. What could this mean? What was I to discover from this unintentional collection?''In this poignant and vulnerable book, Leslie shows you how each hodgepodge piece of your life, no matter how haphazard, represents a part of what you do and who you are. While on the surface, none of these pieces may seem to make a terribly dramatic impact, Leslie will show you how they are your life and how when they are collected into a jar - a loving human heart - they become a treasure.
The difference you make may not always be known, and that's okay. Whether you know it or not, love is the one reality in time that goes into eternity. Unchanged. And because you are doing your best—no matter your age, stage, ...
Author: Leslie Parrott
Are you tired of seeking and searching for answers and acceptance and always coming up empty? Are you losing hope? Have you stopped dreaming? Are you living a discouraged, defeated life, focused on your failures and seemingly endless sources of discontent? Regardless of the reason, your disappointment plays right into the plans and purposes of your enemy: to keep you down and depressed, pathetic and unproductive, to poison your potential and corrupt your calling. Let Sierra Kinsley share lessons learned from her own riveting, heartrending journey away from rejection and abuse, destructive choices, and the relentless pursuit of more to the powerful, life-changing truths that offered her true freedom and forgivenessthe same truths that will set you free and guide you to your own personal victory. Your Choices Matter is filled with principles, proofs, and promises as well as extraordinary stories to guide, encourage, and inspire you to pull out of your pit and into your potentialto transform you into the person you were created to be so you can begin living the life you were meant to live. You dont have to remain a victim of your trying and troubled past or a prisoner of your present circumstances. This time really can be different. You can break free from your condemning voices and crummy choices, even the unfair circumstances that have beaten you down and bruised or broken your spirit. You can overcome the pain of the past and live a richer, fuller, more productive lifeYour Choices Matter shows you howone right choice at a time.
My story proves that whom you choose to believe about you matters.It matters because wrong beliefs can takeyour heart hostage withoutyou even realizing it until many wasted years later. It mattersbecause rightbeliefs can makeyour life ...
Author: Sierra Kinsley
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
Category: Family & Relationships
“Definitely, a game changer! Design experience is the power shift to our era what mass marketing was to the last century.” John Sculley former CEO, Pepsi and Apple “Great design is about creating a deep relationship with your customers. If you don’t, you’re roadkill. This book shows you how and much, much more. Be prepared to have your mind blown.” Bill Burnett Executive Director, Design Program, Stanford University “Design is the last great differentiator, and yet so few really understand it. Do You Matter? offers a marvelous series of direct, in-your-face observations and drives home the means to an absolutely integrated design strategy.” Ray Riley Design GM, Entertainment and Devices, Microsoft “This book will challenge you to ask and answer what arguably are the most important questions an executive can ponder today. So open up.” Noah Kerner CEO, Noise and coauthor, Chasing Cool More and more companies are coming to understand the competitive advantage offered by outstanding design. With this, you can create products, services, and experiences that truly matter to your customers' lives and thereby drive powerful, sustainable improvements in business performance. But delivering great designs is not easy. Many companies accomplish it once, or twice; few do it consistently. The secret: building a truly design-driven business, in which design is central to everything you do. Do You Matter? shows how to do precisely that. Legendary industrial designer Robert Brunner (who laid the groundwork for Apple's brilliant design language) and Stewart Emery (Success Built to Last) begin by making an incontrovertible case for the power of design in making emotional connections, deepening relationships, and strengthening brands. You'll learn what it really means to be "design-driven" and how that translates into action at Nike, Apple, BMW and IKEA. You'll learn design-driven techniques for managing your entire experience chain; define effective design strategies and languages; and learn how to manage design from the top, encouraging "risky" design innovations that lead to entirely new markets. The authors show how (and how not) to use research; how to extend design values into marketing, manufacturing, and beyond; and how to keep building on your progress, truly "baking" design into all your processes and culture.
How Great Design Will Make People Love Your Company Robert Brunner, Stewart Emery, Russ Hall ... If you are the CEO of Motorola, this is not good news because you were just told that you don't matter very much. If you don't think this ...
Author: Robert Brunner
Publisher: FT Press
Category: Business & Economics