Have you ever been interested in something but then felt you had to downplay it to others, so people wouldn't think you were odd? Or maybe it was something that you were upset about, but you knew it was something that wasn't the end of the world in the grand scheme of things and shouldn't be upsetting you so much... so you pretended that it wasn't bothering you because you didn't think anyone would understand?
I think sometimes that we spend a lot of time convincing ourselves that the things that are important to us are inconsequential... That the things that grab our hearts aren't important. And so we spend a lot of time being a little ashamed or embarrassed about the things we like, and even about the things that grip our soul and leave us so unsettled.
You know what? They all matter. If it's something that matters to you, then it matters. The end. It's okay that it isn't something that might change the world. It's something that is or has the potential to change your world.... and simply by that definition, it's something that matters.
And it matters because you matter. The things you love matter. The things that are bothering you matter. The things that you can't stop thinking about... they all matter.
They matter because you do. Because you are important and you are worth something. We all are.
So maybe it's time that we stop making excuses for the things that we think about and for the things that we love and for the things that capture and occupy our heart. I don't care what anyone says... they matter.