Your worth is not something that changes from day to day. You are worth the same now as you were before you made that mistake. Before you lost your job. Before you got into that fight with your brother. You own your worth, not anyone else. It doesn’t matter if the guy you like doesn’t see you as more than a friend. It doesn’t matter what he thinks about you. Because he doesn’t hold your worth. You do.

We spend our lives trying to please others. We try to fit in with the crowd that everyone wants to be a part of, whether we actually get along with them or not. We try to conform to what the world wants us to be instead of who we truly are. Why? Because we are afraid of being judged, hurt, and misunderstood.

The truth is that we all want to be accepted. The problem is we look to others for acceptance and feel good when they approve of us and lower than low when they don’t. But if we chose to accept ourselves no matter what, we would show up in the world confident and less afraid.

The decision to accept yourself isn’t a one time thing. It’s a choice to make every day. Accept your missteps and miscommunications. Appreciate your good traits instead of CONTSTANTLY ragging on yourself for the ones you perceive to be negative. No one is too far gone to show up for themselves and choose again.

We can’t control what other people think of us, but we can control what we think of ourselves. So why are we always trying to prove ourselves to others, but we don’t take the time to heal our relationship with ourself?

If you’re someone who feels they need validation from someone else to feel good, here it is. You are incredible, cared for, and worthy of love and life. I don’t need to know who you are to mean that. I’ll make it my life’s mission to encourage you to keep going. Will you do yourself the same favor?

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