The key to cherishing yourself is recognizing that you are
valuable, lovable and definitely worth being cherished.
Once you are ready to make this decision for yourself, you
will discover an inner confidence that was trapped just
behind your fears.
has value in this world? Gold? Silver?
Money? Stocks and bonds? I can tell you one
thing that definitely has value in this world of
ours: you do. You have more potential than you
can ever imagine--potential to encourage, to help, to lift
up, to teach, to create, to express. You are
valuable, whether you acknowledge that fact or not.
Not acknowledging it may keep you from reaching your
potential, but it doesn't change the fact that you have
just as much value as any other human being on this
dollar bill that's spent for something has realized its
value, and it's being used to fulfill that value. If
it had a mind, it would know exactly what it was
worth. A dollar bill that sits in a drawer or under
a mattress has exactly the same value as the other one,
but it's doomed not to realize that value--it's always
going to be full of potential value because it isn't being
are worth a great deal. All human beings on this
planet are. Who are we to claim that we have no
value when we've been created by the same loving God who
created everyone else? You are lovable, as is
everyone else, and if you feel that you're not perhaps
you're expecting love to come from sources that aren't yet
capable of expressing love. Or perhaps you haven't
yet allowed yourself to accept yourself and cherish the
being that you are--and it's hard to feel lovable when we
don't even love ourselves.
yourself, and others will cherish you. Love
yourself, and you allow others to love you. And once
you reach this point, the confidence that you've been
seeking will come, and you will begin to make a start at
reaching your true potential. But first, love
yourself. Or nothing else will follow.