Do You Even Realize that You Matter?

This week has been crazy busy.

I just opened my snow cone trailer for the first time, what I’m hoping and believing will be the first of many summers to come.

It’s been a fun–and messy–journey.

I was reminded the other day as I was flipping through my journey about the way the last few years have prepared me for this moment.

I’ve done a lot of soul work. And I’m really proud of that.

This was a particularly sweet entry I found in 2019’s journal:

Never could I have guessed what the next four years would bring. I imagine none of us did.

But through the trials of COVID, suicide, skin cancer and many losses in my life, I came to believe something very important. It’s probably the greatest accomplishment of my life.

I came to believe I matter to the Creator of the Universe. Really mattered.

Not just that I was tolerated, or that he fulfilled some age-old mantra to save all mankind despite the fact that he can’t stand us.

No, I came to believe that he delights in his creation and that we really mean something–everything–to him.

I’ll talk about this and more in my Wednesday Wisdom video series.

Here is my first video in the series. Enjoy!

So, what do you think about yourself? Who are you? And what do you believe to be true about the nature of God? I’d love to hear from you. Send me a message via the contact page, comment below or connect with me on Facebook or Instagram.

See you soon,


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About toniof10

In 2023, I quit my teaching job to open a snow cone stand and haven't looked back! Now, I'm running my own business and writing about my midlife adventures on the side. Join me to chat about getting sober and healthy, staying married, raising kids, chasing dreams, aging naturally, and choosing to accept the abundant mystery of God's Grace!

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