You must remember to love people and use things,
Rather than to love things and use people
Fulton J. Sheen
February 15th -people matter to me
A good motto is: Use friendliness but do not use your friends.
People were created to be loved. Things were created to be used. Sad but true the world is full of things that are being loved and people that are being used. There is an unhealthy inclination in our world to remove people from our lives who no longer serve us.
Our closets may be full, but our hearts are empty. Many people put countless value on possessions, not people. Things begin to go wrong when things are loved and people are not.
I’ve had it happen, maybe you have had it happen to you too, there have been people in my life that were only friends as I long as I served their purpose. When I no longer did what they wanted, or gave them what they needed, they dropped me as a friend. What I’d thought of as a person to love, was not a true friend at all.
As far as I’m concerned people will always matter to me more than the things I have.
Who doesn’t want to know that we notice them and value them? And who might respond to us better when they feel that they matter? It cannot be overstated - it matters… that people matter.