H appy World Elephant Day! (2 days late – but who’s policing the calendar?) Mrs. Elephant wanted to take a little break from the savanna to bring you an important message…

Yes. Even if you don’t think you are. Even if you feel like the tiniest, most inconsequential person. YOU are a big deal. It matters that you’re here. Don’t just take my word for it. Don’t just take Mrs. Elephant’s word for it. Smarty pants Frederick Buechner agrees:

“The grace of God means something like: Here is your life. You might never have been, but you are because the party wouldn’t have been complete without you.”

The party wouldn’t be complete without you. So go love big and bold this weekend – and let those you encounter know that they matter, too.

You’re a big deal. We need you.