Sunday, October 28, 2012
We use this word all the time in encouraging one another, here on Spark AND in real life: you're worth it, the effort is worth it.
According to my little Webster's the sense of worth I'm looking for is: "2 that quality of a person or thing that lends importance, value, merit, etc. and that is measurable by the esteem in which the person or thing is held".
Something about YOU makes you special and important. You may not see it, particularly if you are one of the thousands who suffers from low self-esteem. But someone *does* see it. In my own belief system, the Someone who sees your worth and value is your Higher Power, and for me, that power's name is God.
I truly believe that God is Love, and loves each and every one of us. Someone once said to me with awe and wonder, using that definition, as an ah-hah moment in her life, "Love loves me".
That is truly amazing, you know? I don't want to get preachy or denominational on anyone, but the concept of being created and loved by Love itself *is* pretty awesome.
Most of us have no trouble finding esteem for others, people we admire in life. But finding it for ourselves can be a long road, particularly if we live with Polly Perfectionist on our shoulders.
So think about it... how would you treat the prized possession of the most powerful being there is? With tender care, right? That's the kind of care we need to take of ourselves... body, mind and spirit.
And THAT is the motivating factor to give ourselves the air, food, water, and activity that lead to a healthy life. We can do this because we are worth this!
Life is indeed good, and we are worthy to live it fully. Spark on.