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What Is My Value?

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!
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    Self love is very important. When I started my health journey, I realized how important to love your self. Take care yourself. Love your self enough not treat your body as garbage disposal. Love yourself enough to become fit and healthy. Take some time for yourself to do some exercise. I used to hate myself and treated myself badly. But not anymore. I value myself now that I am very important. Thank you for sharing this blog.
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    1902 days ago
    I am having the same thought process myself. What is my purpose in life? I have not discovered this for myself yet either but I am on my journey to self discovery!!! Good luck to you and may we both be better for our journey!!
    1905 days ago
  • AHSOKA70
    This is a great question. I don't know how to separate my value for what I give to others from the value in myself. Something to think about.
    1905 days ago
    You have made an important discovery. I know exactly what you mean. For myself, I like to use the phrase that I am great than the sum of my parts...for me that means that I am more than mom, wife, friend, sister, etc. I am Penny. And who that is continuously changes and grows...thanks so much for sharing.
    1905 days ago
    Excellent questions you are asking us. I think of how I can benefit others, then I also do a lot of things just for myself. In the long run, these benefit others too. Lives are very interwoven.
    1905 days ago
    I have a saying that kinda goes with this. "How can you walk with others if you can't walk on your own?" (Walk being spiritual or emotional not literal lol). You are so right in this blog. I wish I could like it 1000x
    1905 days ago
    Yes you are priceless in your own right! emoticon
    1905 days ago
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