If there was only one nugget of gold in the entire world, how much do you think that would be worth?
If there was only one diamond in the entire world, how much do you think that would be worth?
Well there IS only one you in this world and when you think about it, you are much more complex than either of those other two. You are much more intricate than gold or diamonds. You are capable of so much more than either of them, so how valuable are you?
YOU ARE SO VERY VALUABLE!!!
You can wish, speak and listen things into existence. You can wrap your arms around others to sooth their souls and feel the warmth of another soul when they do that to you. You can think and create and love and be loved. You can move forward, make some mistakes and bounce back from them and much more. You matter and you are valuable!
The problem is that sometimes we just don’t feel like we’re valuable. It happens to all of us. It doesn’t matter who you are, how happy or sad you normally are, where you live, what you do for a living, how much money you make or how old you are. Sometimes you just feel like you don’t matter.
The solution is to remember that it’s OK to sometimes feel like that and more importantly, it’s OK to ask for help. It’s more than OK, it’s enviable, necessary and courageous. Perspective is also part of the solution. Use that perspective to realize that we all have problems and that problems and challenges are PART of our lives but NOT our lives themselves.
So the next time you find yourself feeling kind of low, think about that nugget of gold or the diamond that we talked about earlier. Do all that you can do to remember just how valuable you are. That all those scars you’re carrying are vivid reminders that you are still alive! Be proud of that and of yourself. Be grateful and proud that everything you’ve been through has brought you to here and now. We are!