Today’s inspiration: How do you feel your own value?
By the way, when I said “proverbially,” I meant “figuratively.” Gotta love those momentary mental blips.
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Well, hey there. It’s Kristen. Welcome to Day 16 of Love Thyself: 30 Ways, 30 Days.
Today my question for you is this: How do you find value, and how do you find value for yourself in your life? And I’m wondering if it is associated with a particular role that you play as, like, a spouse, or mother, a sister, a brother, a daughter, a friend, or through your work, through your career, your vocation. Or is it maybe through the money that you have in the bank, or you don’t have in the bank, or the car you drive, the home you live in?
How do you define, and how do you feel, your own value? And, you know, this is a very … something that’s close to my heart, because I have found that, through hard experience and through things that … things in life that have … situations that have brought me to my knees, both proverbially and literally, I have found that nothing adds to my value as a human being and nothing — as in no thing — takes away from it. Not truly. We can think that it does, and the ego — which I define as a thought system based on error — you know, the ego can tell us that, you know, we’re only valuable if we can provide something to somebody else, or we’re only valuable if we have …
(Interruption) Wow. There’s a squirrel making a lot of noise in that tree …
So, we’re only valuable if, again, we can provide something or we can do something, or if we have something, or, again, we have a certain amount of money or whatever, you know — and if we don’t, then we’re not valuable. That’s why when, you know, we lose a job, or we switch careers, or money kind of ebbs and flows, you know, we may find that we feel like we don’t have a lot of value.
(Interruption again) It’s just … this squirrel is really going to town. Sorry. It just really distracted me. Maybe the squirrel is adding levity to something that feels a little serious.
But I just want to say that you’re not alone in questioning your value, or wondering what value you do bring if you don’t have certain things in your life — you know, certain identities or certain roles — because life changes. Everything in life can change sometimes in an instant, and sometimes not in what feels like for the better.
So, my thought today is … I just want to let you know that you have value beyond measure — regardless of any circumstance in your life, any thing that is or is not in your life, any person who is or is not in your life — absolutely value beyond measure.
So, that’s my thought for you for today, and with all the distractions. (Laughing) Sorry. It just … it’s funny. To me.
So, thank you for joining. I will see you next time. And before I close, I do want to offer you a free gift, and that is an hour of my time for a strategic coaching session. And that is designed to help you have clarity around whatever you need to have clarity in your life. So, if you’d like to take me up on that, please message me here on Facebook, and I’ll get back with you, and I look forward to talking with you.
So, take care, have a great day. And, by the way, today is St. Patrick’s Day. So, happy St. Patrick’s Day! Enjoy! I’ll see you next time.