I Matter

I’m a caring person and often will put others above myself. At this point in my life I need to care more for myself and realize that I matter in the grand scheme of things. Mourning and grief seems to make you aware of yourself and the needs you have as you emotionally go through a painful time. Hopefully all the care given to others will be returned in kind. I hope none of this sounds selfish or narcissistic.

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Tony "T-Bird" Burgess

Hi there, my name is Tony Burgess from Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA. I am a believer, bleeding-heart, idealist and blogger. I'm married to Laura and Cody is our dog. Daily I work for a blood bank. My blog is where I chronicle and curate the sacred, serious and silly things in my life. I am a member of The Episcopal Church. Thank you for connecting with me. Grace, peace, and love!

8 thoughts on “I Matter”

  1. Tony, I don’t think anyone who’s come to know you through your blog would ever think of you as selfish or narcissistic; quite the opposite, in fact. You must take care of yourself and your needs, and it’s perfectly reasonable to expect a return on prior acts of care, support, and love.

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  2. Being selfish is part of being human. I’m more human than most…YOU, however, are human and unselfish. You give and share and love unconditionally. Our pastor talked yesterday about us mattering to God. He’s not the one I’m most afraid of mattering to. Other people terrify me! Especially as I continue to sort and mourn in a way others don’t approve of.

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  3. Caring for oneself is never selfish…in fact…we need to care for ourselves…if we don’t take care of ourselves how could we take care of others? When we’re hurting we need the time to heal…this too is not selfish…if more people cared for themselves they’d find that they’d be more happy instead of trying to find happiness in things that don’t bring happiness…take the time to heal…you’ll be thankful you did…

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