I have been moved to tears by two movies lately, but I will get to that in a moment.
I do not matter. Nobody really reads my blogs, or notices when I do not tweet, or update my Facebook status. This is my fist year without any coaching responsibilities, and I miss it, but the games go on. ESU 10 will not shut down if I am not there, or even if I move on. I do not matter on a grand scale. But I will get back to this in a moment.
One of the themes that connect the two movies is the importance of the everyday. The importance of finding the meaning in life by our everyday struggles. Whether we write poetry or work hard for our family. These two films express the why behind those struggles and relates the power we have to make each moment matter.
I do not matter, except to a few people, most importantly my family. I have made difficult decisions that I felt would be the best for my family. I strive to create a better life for my wife and children.
I matter to a few students. For all my failures, I have simply tried to empower my students to find their own voice. Have I succeed? Not all the time, not with all the students. But I have tried. Every day.
For whatever reason life has been reinforcing the idea that every day matters. For me, for you, for the people we interact with every day.
We matter for each other.