If your thoughts feel like enemies, read this. It's a note to self: your self-worth isn't a measurable thing. You can't measure the immeasurable. You're worthy by being here. Simply by being here, as you are. That's no mistake. It took a lot of miracles to get you here.
“So wear your strongest posture now, and see your hardest times as more than just the times you fell but a range of mountains you learned to climb.” — Morgan Harper Nichols
12 Things That Do *NOT* Determine Your Self-Worth
1. Attending all of the parties and every single gathering you’re invited to.
2. How shiny and smooth your hair is. How clear your skin is. Any body part.
3. The limited opinions of others.
4. Your own thoughts. Thoughts can be changed, after all.
“If you don't feel good about you, it's hard to feel good about anything else.” —Mandy Hale
5. What anyone else is doing or saying (that’s their own self-worth speaking, not yours).
6. The mountains you have to climb. The burden you carry. The weight of the unknown.
7. Another’s inability to see you for who you really are (that’s your responsibility, not theirs).
8. The quality of love you receive from others (that's their fear to sort through, not yours).
“The real difficulty is to overcome how you think about yourself.” - Maya Angelou
9. What sets your heart on fire, when it doesn't make sense to other people (this is *your* life to live, not theirs).
10. Heartbreak. Tragedy. Things that brought you to your knees.
11. Doubt, failure, fear. Those are just calls for hope.
12. The love you forgot or chose not to give yourself in the past (even if that was 30 seconds ago). You always start new things in *this* moment, after all.
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Which of these thoughts did you need to read today?
Tell me in the comments. I read every single one, and I'd love to know!
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