You don’t know it yet but your ability to feel and to notice things that are beyond the reach of most people, is your gift. Sure, it will cause you lots of hardship and make you question whether you are meant to be here, it will undoubtedly make you question your worth and possibly lead you to decide countless times that the world would be a better place without you, but it is not so. The world has always had a surplus of talkers, but there has been a lack of people who feel; who plumb the depths of the soul and tell how much beauty there is in the world. You matter. It will hurt, and it will be frustrating, but believe in the notion that you do matter, because you do, and make sure that you let your unique insights and visions be heard, because the world needs them more than a thousand sports stars or socialites. You matter.

– Tom Harvey, 2013