Week #19 – “You are worthy!” (Rob and Nina know it…do you?!)
Rob texted me these words in the week before he died…we were discussing possible overnight arrangements if he needed help. He was telling me how I would get to sleep on these nice clean sheets…for some reason he added: “You are worthy.”
The words kind of haunt me for many reasons…but mainly it struck a chord very deep. I’ve long admired people who take care of themselves…people who put themselves first, who aren’t afraid to take a day off, to say no, or even treat themselves to nice clean sheets! It’s one of the many reasons I liked my brother so much…he knew his worth! (And he knew I didn’t always know mine!)
Somewhere “worth” is defined by comparison “against” another thing. For years — like most people — I looked outside myself for the assessment of my value. We each can pick our poisons: achievement, income, zip code, sales numbers, credits, clients, kids, trophies, travels, shoes…and now with social media we have comments, page views, friends, followers, likes, pokes, and tweets!
Compare, compare, compare…and yet Teddy Roosevelt said, “Comparison is the thief of joy!” How, then, do we know our worth — and find happiness (or just clean sheets for that matter)?!
Your assignment for the week: FIND YOUR TRUE MEASURING STICKS! While the most common definition of “worth” leans toward outside measurement — the only true measuring stick is inside YOU! What are your abilities? What are you capable of? Do you value yourself? Honor yourself? Keep your promises to yourself? Live up to your own standards? Nurture your talents? Share them with others? Forget the rest of the world for a moment…how do you measure up to YOU?!
We’re at that point in January — 23 days into the new year — where resolutions are fading. Do you remember the things you wanted to change/improve/achieve this year? Don’t let them slip away! Stand up for yourself! Pick one thing important to you and follow through! “You are worthy!”
What do you need to follow through on this week? Can you encourage or help someone else stay the course or get back on track?
Spread Happyness — and share your thoughts in the comments! They are worth it! 😉
1/23/15 by Grace Church
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