You Have Great Value: “All Life Is Sacred”

“If you find yourself constantly trying to prove your worth to someone, you have already forgotten your value.” ~Unknown

You have great value. Your worth was established the moment God created you… and it is equal to the worth of any other human being ever created. This is the truth that many often refer to as “all life is sacred.”

As a parent, I have come to understand the importance of instilling this value in my children. Growing up is tough. Children tend to hold the illusion that popularity and success equals worth, and spend the majority of their adolescent years trying to attain a greater level of success and popularity. This of course is not true, and as we grow older, we realize that this “popularity” is fleeting and darn near useless.

We are all loveable beings. And our sharing of our lives with one another is meant to be a positive experience. Do not doubt for a second your value in life–your unique thoughts and ideas, your talents and abilities. Build yourself up… and likewise, help others to see their value and worth in life too.

Share with someone their value in your life.

Questions to consider:

What are some things that make you want to reject yourself?

What are some things that make you feel much better about yourself?

Which of these things do you actively seek out on a regular basis?

For further thought:

You think because he doesn’t love you that you are worthless. You think that because he doesn’t want you anymore that he is right–that his judgment and opinion of you are correct. If he throws you out, then you are garbage. You think he belongs to you because you want to belong to him. Don’t. It’s a bad word, “belong.” Especially when you put it with somebody you love. Love shouldn’t be like that. Did you ever see the way the clouds love a mountain? They circle all around it; sometimes you can’t even see the mountain for the clouds. But you know what? You go up top and what do you see? His head. The clouds never cover the head. His head pokes through, because the clouds let him; they don’t wrap him up. They let him keep his head up high, free, with nothing to hide him or bind him. You can’t own a human being. You can’t lose what you don’t own. Suppose you did own him. Could you really love somebody who was absolutely nobody without you? You really want somebody like that? Somebody who falls apart when you walk out the door? You don’t, do you? And neither does he. You’re turning over your whole life to him. Your whole life, girl. And if it means so little to you that you can just give it away, hand it to him, then why should it mean any more to him? He can’t value you more than you value yourself.

~Toni Morrison


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