Do you know your value?

Every day we place a value on “things.”

How much our groceries cost, the value of the clothes we buy, the home we live in, the courses we want to take, or the price of our car all have a value we measure and account for-almost subconsciously.

But do we ever take the time to consider the value and worth of “people?”

We don’t learn life lessons from the things we accumulate, drive or eat-but rather from other people with whom we interact daily.

Think about the people you are around regularly…who enrich your life in some magnificent way. Do you stop and take the time to value your relationship with them? Have you thanked them recently for the joy, comfort, safety, laughter, strength or guidance they bring you?

If not-I would gently encourage you to start today. It doesn’t cost a thing to think about how much you value someone. It’s the same low price when you tell someone how much you value them. By taking action and doing this one simple thing-you will actually increase your own value and worth. And chances are, you will come to understand how valuable you are to others as well, as they begin to return the compliments.

Give a compliment-it's FREE and it feels GOOD!

As you begin to recognize the people in your life who have positively influenced you, consider how your actions, words and thoughts have positively influenced others. Perhaps it’s your children, your spouse, your mother, sister, a friend or a student. Knowing how much you value people who have influenced your life, gives you great insight into how your own positive interactions influence other people’s lives. Of course, the goal is not to be kind, loving and supportive simply to be praised for it, but rather because it feels good and it feeds your soul.

You are far more valuable than any “thing” in this world…you have the power to inspire, uplift, encourage, comfort and guide another human being at some point along the journey of life. That is invaluable.

The last time I checked, my shiny new car didn’t offer me a shoulder to cry on or a word of encouragement on a difficult day. The hug I got from my 7-year-old daughter as I put her to sleep last night and her parting words before she drifted off, “Mommy I love you so much…’re the best mommy in the world…” now that filled me up and made me smile.

Never forget that one person can make a difference in the world…that ONE person is YOU!

With love,

Inspired friend xo
I Believe She’s

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