Read This When You’re Feeling Incredibly Small In This Huge, Crazy World

Ángela Burón
Ángela Burón

You are small. You are tiny. You are minuscule in a world of millions of people, hundreds of countries, deaths and births, illnesses and natural disasters, celebrations and brokenness.

Your problems will not make a ripple in the pool of life. They will not shift the ground or make volcanoes erupt or alter the cosmos. Your thoughts won’t be mind-changing for every living, breathing person on this planet. You are just one lump of cells and organs. Just one human.

But you are significant.

Yes, you are itty-bitty. And yes, you are a speck of the world, but a beautiful speck, an incredible speck constructed of thousands of cells and blood vessels and veins and emotions, swirled and sewn and interlaced together.

You are unique thoughts and emotions, you are laughs and tears and growth spurts and hands that can heal. You are words that can change the direction of another’s life. You are kisses to exchange, hugs to give, a heart to share love.

You are broken pieces that will heal together over time. You are a body that lives and teaches strength, a mind that thinks thoughts of positivity and hope.

You are small, yes. But you matter.

Even though your problems are not earth-shattering, even though your voice will not fill the heart of every ear, it may fill one. And that is enough.

You may be a dot on an extremely large, fully detailed map of life, but it is that tiny dot that marks a city, a landmark, something significant. You may feel lost or directionless, scared or without purpose, but your life has meaning.

No matter how small you feel, know this: if there is one person who cares about you, one person you love, or one life you have touched, that is enough.

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Marisa is a writer, poet, & editor. She is the author of Somewhere On A Highway, a poetry collection on self-discovery, growth, love, loss and the challenges of becoming.

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