Today, as the new year begins, this quote - IT ALL MATTERS - has been resonating with my soul, and causing me to reflect. Does it all matter to me? Do I attend to life with the same discipline and focus? Do I care for others around me in a way that lets them know I see them and love them? As I reflected on the answers to these questions, I thought about the fact that I was a Whitworth. My family has given me a "Whitworth Way" of doing things. There is the Grandma standard of praying, cleaning, and ironing to be followed, the Grandpa way of wisdom, listening, telling stories, and being active, my father's method of cleaning cars, mowing a yard, packing, and organizing just about anything, and my mother's way of hosting an event, writing a note, or loving on someone. For whatever reason, I have always felt the Whitworth name carried this expectation, this idea that you would live as if IT ALL MATTERS and I am so grateful for it. So this year, I hope to continue to live the Whitworth way, to live as if IT ALL MATTERS, to think more deeply and carefully about how this reality may play out in my own life. If it all matters, what should my life look like? And how do I make that a reality? So on the start of this new year, I am thankful for this reminder that came through an article about a football player and prayerful that I will not forget that IT ALL MATTERS - especially, the people around me.