How do you answer, “How are you today?” I usually have the normal response of “fine”, “good”, “great”, “alright”, “not great”, etc. I wonder how people would react with “I’m just trying to matter”. June Carter-Cash used this statement to portray her desire to live a good life and do good work…work that matters.
My first impression of this statement was negative – maybe that says something about my state of mind today, I’m not sure. But anyways, I immediately went to thinking she was looking for pity or a hug or something )side-note…I am always looking for a hug). Then I thought about it again and thought to all I know about this woman. This woman had a tough life, a life that she took very seriously and protected as best she could. She didn’t mean it in a negative way – of course not! She meant it to be one hundred percent serious…she wants to matter. She wants to make a difference. She wants to do a good job and live a good life.
Have I mattered today? Have you mattered today? Do you want to? What are you going to do about it?