Value: Relative worth, merit, or importance

Trials and Adversity: Will they make us or break us? ….is always the question…and over time I have observed that one of the first casualties during a trial…when things are beginning to crumble… is our sense of value.

We so often allow circumstances and other people to define our sense of worth; but, the truth is that every single person has value. We should not need validation of it. It is something we should be confident to possess and understand that only we can give it away. Now, I understand our gifts, talents, education, and experience have different values in the market place. However, if we believe in our value and walk confidently with it, then we are much more likely to convince a future employer they have a need for us. We must believe completely in what we have to offer…what makes us special and unique.

Cardigan: Ann Taylor
Print Cami: Avenue
Scarf: Marshalls
Lee Black Jeans: Kohls
Miss Bison Flats: Consignment Shop

I am often saddened by women who have given up on their value. Currently, our school is in a battle with a men’s nightclub. When they opened the club, they were within the law. But, since opening, they have decided to become a topless club. The local law says they must be 1000 feet or over from a school in order to operate this way…they are 700 feet from the school. One of our local television news crews went in under cover and shot some revealing pictures of the dancers. All I could think about while watching this footage was how sad I am for these young girls who have no value. Who knows what they could accomplish in the world if they thought more about themselves.

Pearl BraceletL Silver Dollar City, Branson MO
Ring:  Stein Mart

Are you struggling today with a lack of value? Just for starters write down a full page of what makes you special and focus on it every day…until you internalize it. That’s a beginning.  The next step is believing in your value…believing that no one is a mistake.  Also, once you give up on self worth…you can get it back.  If you want more details on this subject, just send me an email, I would love to discuss it with you!!

No trial…no battle…no hardship is worth giving over our value.

The cami and scarf were on clearance racks in different stores…marked
significantly down…but they have great value to me…two of
my favorites!

After I wrote this post a couple of days ago, I saw that Une Femme also penned a piece about value (the day after)….the value of possessions specifically…so I wanted to share the link with you, because it is excellent!

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