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Mark H



Mark’s Mission Of Love

When Mark first began distributing You Matter cards, he had no idea how big the movement would turn out to be!

In the wake of the Las Vegas shooting, Mark felt helpless. He wanted to do something to lift the spirits of those around him. When he came across the concept of ‘You Matter’ cards, he knew he had found a way to reach out and share the message of faith, strength and love.

quote-openI was truly moved by those that want to make a difference and spread the love.quote-close

He handed one of these cards to a cashier at Target who responded telling him, “You don’t know how much I needed this today.”

This encouraged him to take this further. He emailed the employees at his company explaining the concept, and asking if anyone would like to join him on his mission.

“I was wondering if you might be interested in helping me distribute cards to people in your corner of the world that might need a little encouragement. Nothing would make me happier than finishing off my stock and having to buy more,” he wrote.

To his surprise, he got requests for over a 1000 cards! Many employees even ordered their own to add in their christmas cards and gift packages.

Mark continues to spread the light in his corner of the world, knowing full well how easy it can be to make a difference with a simple card.

– Edited by Soumya John

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Shirish K

Pune, India


Swept Away In Kindness

During his days working as a software engineer in Bangalore, Shirish had seen two worlds collide.

There was a group of people who were wealthy engineers and another group of less privileged staff such as the security guards, cleaners and cab drivers.

Shirish interacted with both the groups alike. During the two years he worked at the company, he spent time with the helping staff. He cherished the genuine bond he shared with them, chatting about their days, their troubles and their joys. He even got them sweets whenever he returned from his visits home. He did everything he could think of to show them that he thought about them outside the workplace as well.

In return, he earned their respect and gratitude. Oftentimes when he found himself in a tough spot, they would help him in any way they could. At his farewell, he recalls seeing tears in so many of their eyes.

Shirish remembers their warm goodbyes and best wishes and thinks of them as his kindness boomerang! Simple gestures instill love into the hearts of those who give and receive.

– Edited by Soumya John

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