Are you worth it?
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Today I read an article that had the sentence 'do you not realise how valuable you are?' and it made me think because my immediate, first thought was 'no'. I don't think of myself as valuable. I think of my family and my friends, even my cats in this way but not me. I'm just...me.
For example, when I am really sick I won't drag myself out of bed to make something to eat or get a drink but I will force myself to put on clothes, leave the house and buy cat food if I've run out so the cats don't go hungry.
I won't make a lovely dinner for myself if I'm feeling lazy but if my mum asked me to cook her something I'd haul my ass over to her house and whip her something up asap.
I frequently go out of my way for my friends and think nothing of it but I don't expect them to do the same for me and I often feel embarrassed if I need to ask any of them for something. I'd rather do it myself.
I guess I need to realise that there is a fine line between being independent and being a control freak. That I am worth as much as any one of my friends and family and that I need to be a little kinder to myself. Even though I often don't feel like it, I also deserve good things to happen. Everyone of us does.
I am valuable. And so are YOU.