You Matter

Hi. I am Sephora.
You know me as an ant.
I live in the woods. I work hard.
In an unbroken rhythm, pausing only now and then for rest.
A lot like you.
From the time you wake to the time you unwind to rest.

My life matters to me.
It’s why I run for cover every time I sense danger.
It’s why I have developed defence strategies.
To me and each of my friends, our lives matter.
Individually and collectively.
But…we are tiny.
So insignificant in comparison to you, my human friends.
Yet to us we matter.
If we do, then so do you.
You matter.
Don’t hide yourself away.
Don’t dismiss yourself.
Imagine if every ant decided they didn’t matter.
Imagine the chaos on the planet.
We each matter.
Individually and collectively.
You Matter.

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