Wednesday, April 03, 2013
One of the many reasons I did not maintain my first weight loss is I never felt myself as valuable. I am not talking just about my value to others, but most importantly to myself. I measured my value according to others. When my children came to me for advice, I was a valuable problem solver. When my husband relied on me for various things, I was a valuable spouse. When my friends sought my company, I was a valuable friend. The list goes on how I weighed and measured my value involving others BUT me. Part of my reinvention is to change this about myself. These things are important, but, I left myself out of it! I woke up this morning and asked myself What is Valuable About Me? I started right in saying I am a good Mom, but stopped myself. What If I had no kids, or spouse, or friends? Would I be worthless? I told myself of course not! I am not, nor would I be, just a lump of nothing! I have a purpose, not just for others, but a purpose that goes beyond what I am to others. For If I had no kids, and was not married, and had no friends, I would still have meaning and purpose. I don't know what my purpose is yet beyond what I am to others. But, I do know it is priceless. It is something I can not measure. I am important beyond what I am to others. A good lesson for me today. I am glad I asked myself that question. Have you ever thought about things like this? I would love it if you would share with me!