There's something so incredibly sweet about recognition. While I realize part of that is the whole 'ego' thing, I also know that deep down inside, it's the little girl who didn't get it when she was a little girl. In other words, I know why it's there, and I'm okay with it for now.
I read a story just the other day about a woman who was watching her children play in the snow for the very first time. Both of them were so excited by this new 'white stuff' and were pouncing through the yard exploring the wonders of this new magick, all the while yelling out, "Mom, watch me! Mom, watch me!"
In this moment, the woman had her own realization: just how much we ALL need to be seen and appreciated. It starts from the very beginning and it seems to go on for a very long time. Could it be that it's because we've forgotten just how awesome we are? Could it be that it's a result of our feeling 'separate' from Source?
I don't know the why's of all this. All I know at the moment is that it feels really wonderful when someone says, "You did a great job. I just love your work. You really are something!"
Yes. It matters. I makes me happy that what I do make other people happy. It makes me feel like I'm just beginning. It makes me feel utterly, beautifully ALIVE.
So, to all of you out there who read my work and write your notes to offer your thoughts, please know this:
It matters. YOU matter. And your willingness to share your thoughts/feelings with me are incredible treasures that I shall always cherish.